There are many different styles and types of pottery from around the world, and perhaps one of the most recognisable of these is Delft pottery. Hailing from the Netherlands, Delft pottery is produced in the city of the same name. It is recognisable from its white base and blue painted patterns.
Delft pottery is available in many different forms, and can be made from a variety of materials. If you're looking for hardy pottery for everyday use then stoneware Delft pottery would be a good idea, as would earthenware.
If you're looking for something a little more refined and special then porcelain or china Delft pottery would be a good idea. With many shapes, designs and beautiful patterns, Delft china would make an attractive addition to a mantelpiece or display cupboard.
Pottery Products: Practical and Decorative
There's a wide selection of pottery on offer, including practical items such as plates, jugs and dishware. A Delft pottery teapot and matching teacups would make a thoughtful gift for anyone who likes to hold tea parties and be the host.
For a unique take on tableware, Delft pottery is a great choice. Why not go for a cow-shaped butter dish or salt and pepper pots in the shape of windmills? Such items look good and would be a talking point at your next dinner party.
It's not only crockery that you'll find on offer: there's a huge selection of decorative Delft pottery, from vases to figurines. You can find typical Dutch icons, including windmills, clogs and townhouses in pottery form.
Pottery Through the Ages
If you're into collecting vintage items, and pottery in particular, then Delft pottery is a treasure trove for the enthusiast. With pieces available from every decade, dating back to before the 1840s, there is bound to be the perfect vintage pottery piece to complete your collection.