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Delftware \Delft"ware`\, n.

  1. Pottery made at the city of Delft in Holland; hence:

  2. Earthenware made in imitation of the above; any glazed earthenware made for table use, and the like.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1714, from Delft, town in Holland where the glazed earthenware was made, + ware.


n. (alternative spelling of Delftware English)


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 a type of pottery in which a white glaze is applied, usually decorated with metal oxides. Delftware includes pottery objects of all descriptions such as plates, ornaments and tiles.

Usage examples of "delftware".

It was too cold to stand still for long, so she walked back the way she had come and found a coffee shop and then, much refreshed, walked to the Huis Lambert van Meerten, a museum housing Delftware and antique furniture.

The huge sideboard was of ebony and was loaded with Delftware and fine silver.

Arabella took the shallow Delftware cup filled with fragrant chocolate as the maid handed it to her.

She spent a long time strolling round Reynders, on the edge of the Markt, which sold genuine Delftware.