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Asia Week Hong Kong presents


Dutch Days Art Lecture

Delft! Blue or not?

Thursday, 16 April 2015| 6:30*pm - 8:30 pm| residence Consul General of the Netherlands



Delft! Blue or not? by Robert D. Aronson                                       


When Chinese porcelain was introduced in Europe around 1600 it ignited the production of ceramics in the Dutch city of Delft. Delft potters became trendsetters and soon went ‘from imitation to inspiration,’ their objects being copied in many European factories and even in late 17th century China and Japan.


Aronson Antiquairs has since 1881 shared the passion for Dutch Delftware with private collectors and museum and corporate curators around the world. For generations the Aronson family members have strived to gain and maintain the confidence of its clientèle to collect the finest Delftware available.


Robert Aronson, specialist in 17th and 18th century Dutch Delftware and a “master in Delft blue” has “some of the world’s most sought-after example of rare Dutch Delftware”.  In this lecture, gives an overview of the rise and fall of the Delft faïence industry. The importance of the VOC, the Dutch East India traders and the impact of changing religious movements in Europe. After this lecture you will never call Dutch Delftware ‘Delft Blue’ any more!


About the speaker


Robert D. Aronson, the fifth generation owner, joined the company in 1990. Over the course of his 25 year career he became a regular specialist on the Dutch Antiques Roadshow, he became the chairman of the Dutch art dealers association, Royal VHOK, and is a member of the Executive Committee of TEFAF Maastricht, the fair that defines excellence in art.



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*Cocktail reception with Dutch canapes

The Dutch Days Art Lecture is part of Dutch Days in Hong Kong                                                        

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