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Porceleyne Fles: original Royal Delft blue ceramic art

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Announcement    [Sort Custom] "A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER" by ROYAL DELFT - de PORCELEYNE FLES. The PERFECT GIFT - Only MADE IN DELFT, since 1653. Exquisite handpainted antique or vintage ceramics, or authentic new handmade items in a gift box。下へスクロール。

ROYAL DELFT HANDPAINTED EARTHENWARE CAN BE IDENTIFIED with the Pharmacy bottle, the intertwined Joost Thooft initials and the word Delft: see our shop icon. Many items sold on Etsy as Royal Delft are NOT Porceleyne Fles (or Royal Delft for that matter) and often qualify as cheap Delft blue imitation. Therefore, keep an eye on the Porceleyne Fles factory mark.

IF YOU ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT DELFT BLUE earthenware than you already know that Porceleyne Fles factory is not only the oldest surviving producer of Delftware, but also the most respected for its artistry. Hopefully, the pictures bear testimony to this.

QUOTE: "Since the end of the 19th Century many companies have imitated Porceleyne Fles and tried to steal its thunder. But few have come even close, and none have surpassed Porceleyne Fles." Read more at www.delfthuis.com

A ROYAL DELFT GIFT BOX comes with all new handmade items (recognised by the "ROYAL DELFT 1653" stamp on the bottom). In case you need additional information, don't hesitate to contact us.

THANK YOU FOR READING

PS: Oranda is Japanese for Holland. Delft Blue, of course, had it's origin in the Far East, elaborating on Chinaware techniques. After reaching Japan in 1600 with ship "De liefde" (The Love) only the Dutch were allowed to trade with Japan during the Edo period (1603 till 1868). This was the start of a historic bond, that coincided in time with the travel of Henry Hudson, who reached modern NY in 1609 with "De Halve Maen" (The Half Moon) and with the crossing of the Pilgrim fathers, sailing with The Mayflower in 1620, after leaving from Leiden, the Netherlands.

「ロイヤル・デルフト」は1653年に樹立された著名な陶器工房である。
Oranda Originalsはロイヤルデルフト陶器工房(Royal Delft®)によって承認されたリセラーである。
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Last updated on Sep 29, 2022

[Sort Custom] "A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER" by ROYAL DELFT - de PORCELEYNE FLES. The PERFECT GIFT - Only MADE IN DELFT, since 1653. Exquisite handpainted antique or vintage ceramics, or authentic new handmade items in a gift box。下へスクロール。

ROYAL DELFT HANDPAINTED EARTHENWARE CAN BE IDENTIFIED with the Pharmacy bottle, the intertwined Joost Thooft initials and the word Delft: see our shop icon. Many items sold on Etsy as Royal Delft are NOT Porceleyne Fles (or Royal Delft for that matter) and often qualify as cheap Delft blue imitation. Therefore, keep an eye on the Porceleyne Fles factory mark.

IF YOU ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT DELFT BLUE earthenware than you already know that Porceleyne Fles factory is not only the oldest surviving producer of Delftware, but also the most respected for its artistry. Hopefully, the pictures bear testimony to this.

QUOTE: "Since the end of the 19th Century many companies have imitated Porceleyne Fles and tried to steal its thunder. But few have come even close, and none have surpassed Porceleyne Fles." Read more at www.delfthuis.com

A ROYAL DELFT GIFT BOX comes with all new handmade items (recognised by the "ROYAL DELFT 1653" stamp on the bottom). In case you need additional information, don't hesitate to contact us.

THANK YOU FOR READING

PS: Oranda is Japanese for Holland. Delft Blue, of course, had it's origin in the Far East, elaborating on Chinaware techniques. After reaching Japan in 1600 with ship "De liefde" (The Love) only the Dutch were allowed to trade with Japan during the Edo period (1603 till 1868). This was the start of a historic bond, that coincided in time with the travel of Henry Hudson, who reached modern NY in 1609 with "De Halve Maen" (The Half Moon) and with the crossing of the Pilgrim fathers, sailing with The Mayflower in 1620, after leaving from Leiden, the Netherlands.

「ロイヤル・デルフト」は1653年に樹立された著名な陶器工房である。
Oranda Originalsはロイヤルデルフト陶器工房(Royal Delft®)によって承認されたリセラーである。
Etsy経由で購入する場合、お名前とご住所は、必ずアルファベットで記入ください。
Etsyでは、次の支払い方法を選択できます。
・クレジットカード
・デビットカード
・PayPal https://www.paypal.com/jp/home
・Apple Pay(アップルペイ) https://www.apple.com/jp/apple-pay/
・Google Pay(グーグルペイ) https://pay.google.com/intl/ja_jp/about/
より詳しく知りたい方は : www.ORANDA-ORIGINALS.com

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Royal Delft ceramic art - since 1653

A brief history

“De Porceleyne Fles” is the only surviving of the 32 seventeenth century pottery factories in Delft. It is known for its high quality Delft pottery and has been active for almost 370 years without interruption.
Delft blue became popular in the Netherlands in the early 17th century when the VOC (United East- Indian Company) introduced blue painted Chinese porcelain. De Porceleyne Fles started in 1653 when David Antonisz van de Pieth converted his house into a pottery factory. Due to high demand Delft earthenware (Delftware) production increased enormously, also caused by the Chinese civil war from 1640 to 1670.
However, from 1840 De Porceleyne Fles was the last remaining factory from the 17th century. Demand fell due to reduced innovation and increased English competition, such as stoneware from Wedgwood.
In 1876, Joost Thooft breathed new life into the factory, from a personal interest in Delft blue, to bring back the heyday of the 17th century. He collected important designers and painters, such as Adolf Le Comte and Leon Senf. Thooft centralized the various production locations into one factory in 1916. In 1919, De Porceleyne Fles has been awarded the designation "Royal".

Handmade and handpainted

The production process of Delft earthenware starts with the composition of the clay. This consists of approximately 10 different raw materials of which the most important are: kaolin, chalk, feldspar and quartz. They are carefully mixed with water creating a liquid mass (casting slip). Most raw materials are imported from England, the Czech Republic and France. The casting slip is poured into a plaster cast. The porous plaster absorbs the water from the clay mass, leaving a layer of hard clay on the inside of the cast (clay body). When the clay body has the required thickness, the remainder of the still liquid clay is poured from the clay cast. After a while the product is strong enough to be removed from the cast without this causing any deformities. Any seams or irregularities are then meticulously removed.

Some products are cast as separate pieces and assembled afterwards, ears to cups, for example and heads to cows. Large plates are produced on a mechanical potters’ wheel. After the clay has dried sufficiently, a thin layer of engobe is applied. Engobe is a layer of liquid clay sprayed on the clay body in order to achieve the best painting results. The product is then fired for the first time at a temperature of 1160°C, after which the fired clay is referred to as “biscuit”. After the biscuit has been hand-painted, it is submerged in a glazing bath or sprayed with a glaze. The glaze covers the decoration with an opaque white layer. During the second firing process (“smooth firing”) the glaze melts at a temperature of 1200°C into a transparent layer of glass. The decoration resurfaces at that stage. The chemical and physical reaction between clay, engobe, paint and glaze at that temperature is what creates the typical Delft Blue colour.

Condition

Many ceramics are prone to crazing and Delftware particularly so. Crazing (or craquelé) are actually small cracks in the outer layer of the glaze, due to different loss of elasticity in the materials applied. Crazing is commensurate with age and often already visible on pieces that are only ten years old. Collector items may well show minor chips, cracks or even restoration. This must however always be indicated in an item's description and shown in photographs of the listing. To put it otherwise: be aware of an old piece of Porceleyne Fles that appears too perfect for it's age.

Handmade transfer

Besides the entirely hand painted assortment, Royal Delft also produces collection articles that are made by hand. The decorations on these items are screen-printed and glued onto the product by means of a transfer. During the firing process it melts into the glaze and, as a result, shows an exact replica of the original painting. Handmade products can be recognised by the Royal Delft stamp at the rear or bottom of the item.

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  • Paul

    Owner

    I've always been fond of items made with inspired craftmanship. My aim is to bring authentic Dutch art by De Porceleyne Fles (Royal Delft) into your home. Be it handpainted Delft blue earthenware or modern Dutch design such as Miffy: it's all here!

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  • Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles

    Delft, Netherlands

    Royal Delft is the worldfamous producer of Delft Blue earthenware since 1653.

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