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  • n. pottery made in Delft, Holland; especially a blue and white glazed earthenware


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  • I also like to incorporate accessories that I've picked up on my travels, such as Delftware china that I bought in the city of Delft, a table runner from Botswana, and crosses from Honduras and Texas, just to name a few.

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  • De Candelaer extends the traditions of Delftware with a twist.

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  • The company recruited three fresh-eyed Dutch designers—Arian Brekveld and Chris Koens in addition to Mr. O'Sullivan—to translate traditional Delftware styles.

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  • Steffan Delfos, a co-owner of the De Candelaer company in Delft, offered guidelines for buying authentic hand-painted Delftware.

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  • The demand for Delftware spread throughout Europe and the Americas, rising and dying in waves like a phoenix and continuing until now.

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  • Just like windmills and stair-stepped rooflines, Delftware is a symbol—let's face it, a cliché—of the Netherlands.

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  • Ingo Fast for The Wall Street Journal Today, Delftware collectors can be divided into two categories.

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  • Delftware that has been decorated with transfers appliqués melted onto the pottery's surface can look indistinguishable from hand-painted specimens, but is much less expensive.

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  • Genuine hand-painted Delftware from the late 19th century onward has a trademark.

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  • Old or new, Dutch Delftware can be an excellent value—and fun to hunt down.

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  • I had a neighbor with a vast and very expensive collection of this stuff:

    In my neighbor's collection of delftware

    I saw things I never saw elsewhere.

    In blue and white tints

    The plates whispered hints

    Of life in a fairy tale elf's lair.

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    May 26, 2014