Originating in the Netherlands, antique blue and white Delftware ceramics look wonderful grouped together, whether you display a collection of vases and ginger jars on a sideboard or decorative antique Delft plates on a wall.
Blue and White Ceramic
The blue and white ceramic look has been a classic in home decor since the early 1600s when porcelain from China became popular in Europe. When the fall of the Ming Dynasty interrupted Chinese imports, entrepreneurial potters in the town of Delft in Holland began making pieces that imitated the Chinese porcelains. They used the tin-glaze technique employed by Italians to create Majolica, and their hand-painted creations became known as Delftware ceramics. Dutch details such as windmills and canals are typical, as are scenes of people skating or enjoying a wedding feast.
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The potters also made polychrome pieces – meaning multi-colored – with rich shades of yellow, dark red, orange, green, purple and brown as well as the famous blue and white. Most designs are ornate and while some are purely European in style, others have an Eastern influence which makes them a terrific choice if you are trying to add a touch of exotic color to your space.
Delft Blue Pottery
We sell vintage and antique Delft plates by the most famous manufacturers, including Royal Sphinx, Royal Boch, De Delftse Pauw, and Chemkefa. Many of these pieces were crafted in Amsterdam or Rotterdam during the 18th century and 19th century!These authentic pieces are very reasonably priced. Don’t just take our word for it. Even the Wall Street Journal said that “Dutch Delftware can be an excellent value.”
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If you love any kind of beautiful hand-painted ceramics then you will also enjoy browsing our new, antique and vintage Majolica vases, plates, pitchers, jugs, candlestick holders, bowls or other decorative items. Majolica is a kind of hand-painted earthenware pottery with a tin glaze named for the Spanish island of Majorca. Popular examples include Italian Deruta, hand-painted with sunny colors that are perfect for a Mediterranean style home, and designs by Belgian Hubert Bequet, known for extravagantly colorful high-quality pieces with gold rims.
Delft Blue Style at EuroLuxHome.com
We've got the delft pottery pieces to bring the taste of the 17th century Netherlands to your home. Our collectible, handmade Dutch delft style pieces are sure to impress all who view them- it truly was a golden age of home decor. These blue and white porcelain pieces bring a backsplash of historical design to any space, with tile designs, such as tulip tile, standing as a shining example of great craftsmanship.