Wednesday, 1 February 2017

DELFT, HOLLAND

Delft is a city and a municipality in the Netherlands. It is located in the province of South Holland, to the north of Rotterdam and south of The Hague. Delft is known for its historic town centre with canals, Delft Blue pottery, the Delft University of Technology, painter Johannes Vermeer and scientist Antony van Leeuwenhoek, and its association with the royal House of Orange-Nassau.

Delftware or Delft pottery, also known as Delft Blue, is blue and white pottery made in and around Delft in the Netherlands and the tin-glazed pottery made in the Netherlands from the 16th century. Delftware in the latter sense is one of the types of tin-glazed earthenware or faience in which a white glaze is applied, usually decorated with metal oxides. 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. Delftware includes pottery objects of all descriptions such as plates, ornaments and tiles. The most highly-regarded period of production is about 1640–1740.

This post is part of the ABC Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme.




12 comments:

  1. Beautiful outdoor shot ~ so colorful ~ and love the Blue Delft ~ have some ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Week ~ ^_^

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  2. Calling by from ABC Wednesday, I love blue and white china and would love to visit Delft.

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  3. Delft blue is one of the things my girls and I collect. Do you know the way to spot the genuine from a fake? The blue of real Delft blue intensifies, and the opposite happens with a fake. Oh, and Delft would be a town I would like to live with all that history and photographic in every nook and cranny (slim chance!!)

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  4. ;-) how familiar ....have you been there?

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  5. That looks a beautiful town with so much to see. The pottery is famous around the world.

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  6. I love the blue and white china and the buildings are wonderful. Liked this cyber tour much.

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  7. Beautiful photo of the Delft canal. I have always liked the ceramics from there.

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  8. The pottery I've seen, but not the town!
    ROG, ABCW

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  9. I would love, to see Amsterdam and the pretty city of Delft also to be able
    to buy some of the beautiful pottery.
    Maybe one day,
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  10. Such a peaceful scene by the water.
    Great to see the blue Delft pottery too

    All the best Jan

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