Thursday, February 28, 2019

Royal Blue Beauty

From Victoria:
When Chinese porcelain production began to wane in the mid-seventeenth century, it opened up opportunities for European companies to fill the void. In the Netherlands’s city of Delft alone, thirty-two potteries sprang up, each one intent on capturing its share of the market. It was here, in 1653, that David Anthonisz van der Pieth founded an earthenware factory he named De Porceleyne Fles, which translates as “The Porcelain Jar.” (Read more.)

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