Sometimes the term Delftware is used to describe any blue and white ceramic item. However,
authentic Delftware is hand painted by experienced artists and tin-glazed by a process developed
over centuries. The results are one-of-a-kind items treasured by knowledgeable collectors.
All authentic Delftware pieces of true Dutch origin are hand painted and can be identified by an
imprint showing the factory mark, item number, and the artist's initials.
Collectors' & Reference Sites
- Delft Pottery: De Delftse Pauw
- De Delftse Pauw pottery in Delft, Holland. At this moment only two factories carry on the tradition of
producing authentic Delftware. De Delftse Pauw is one of these factories. The site has information about
the history and the production process as well as a catalogue of products.
- Delftware at Ruby Lane
- Find Delftware in the leading online mall for antiques and collectibles.