Delftware or Delft pottery , also known as Delft Blue  Dutch: Delfts blauw , is a general term now used for Dutch tin-glazed earthenware , a form of faience. Most of it is blue and white pottery , and the city of Delft in the Netherlands was the major centre of production, but the term covers wares with other colours, and made elsewhere. It is also used for similar pottery that it influenced made in England, but this should be called English delftware to avoid confusion. Delftware is one of the types of tin-glazed earthenware or faience in which a white glaze is applied, usually decorated with metal oxides , in particular the cobalt oxide that gives the usual blue, and can withstand high firing temperatures, allowing it to be applied under the glaze. It also forms part of the worldwide family of blue and white pottery , using variations of the plant-based decoration first developed in 14th-century Chinese porcelain , and in great demand in Europe.
Obviously, the original name of a German company was in German.
When translated, several possible forms could have been used. In some cases, it is an comfortable translation. If the initials in the mark were directly connected to the foreign name, it may have a more awkward translation. In a few cases it is the foreign title.
Reading the mark's date is relatively simple.
The date could have been used at any time during the years on either side of The factory dates are more difficult. Most of the time they are from the first year that any predecessor company worked until the last year any successor company worked, provided that the name or management was continuous. Two companies frequently merged into one and the mark was used for the new company so it is dated back to the oldest company with a direct relationship to the mark. For example, the mythical company of "Ralph Ltd.
This company bought "Terry and Son," a company started in If the new firm took the name "Great Pottery, Inc. If "Terry and Son" had bought "Ralph Ltd.
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The information was often sketchy and sometimes conflicting. We develop Delftware products with respect for the craft. Our designers and pottery painters know these age-old traditions and adhere to them.
Yet our products are fully up-to-date. So we create new traditions.
We make Delftware pottery for everyone. For admirers of handmade Delft Blue, tourists and business people to lovers of modern design objects.
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