Delft faience was produced in thirty different potteries for more than two centuries. Tens of thousands of men and women worked in Delft on a product with European appeal. A broad cross-section of the Dutch population bought it, but the best was reserved for the elite of Europe. Delftware added colour and lustre to any interior. This book describes the factories, the people, their successes and their disappointments, and the beautifully decorated wares they produced. The pieces selected for the full-colour illustrations, over hundred and fifty of them, come from the Rijksmuseum's delftware collection, which is the finest in the Netherlands.A cat and a dog, real or painted, complete the contents of the Dutch domestic interior. ... The Last Supper (fig. ... Changes in the interior design of homes, other eating habits, a new fashion - these were all aspects of life that the faience manufacturers in Delft had to take into account. ... third quarter of the 18th century , the Delft potters started to make huge numbers of figures and figurines of varying sizes.
|Title||:||Dutch Delftware 1620-1850|
|Author||:||Jan Daniël van Dam|
|Publisher||:||W Books - 2004|