The Newsletter 63 Spring 2013

DelftWare WonderWare

Titus M. Eliëns

For over 400 years, blue and white Delftware has been the Netherlands’ most iconic national product. Initially intended as a faithful imitation of Chinese export porcelain, Blue Delft has never lost its appeal. Indeed, it is today attracting more interest than ever and is inspiring a stream of new products from contemporary Dutch designers. At a time when a sense of national identity is being replaced by an increasing focus on developments at the European level, the Delft Blue feeling is proving to be the ideal vehicle for the expression of national pride.

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