It begins at the end of the seventies when Jaap Heinen who draws and paints in Japanese and Chinese Imari style, starts to paint also in the Delft blue style.
Delft Blue Christmas Birds
for Christmas Tree
Little birds give the Christmas tree always something soft and lovely. Surely these Delft Blue Christmas tree birds. They come in 2 versions: one decorated with flowers and the other with a landscape. The birds measure 4 cm and are equipped with a blue ribbon to place the birds in the Christmas tree. What bird is allowed to land in your Christmas tree?
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Delft Blue Christmas Birds
Little birds in the Christmas tree often bring about some more emotion than Christmas balls. These Delft blue Christmas tree birds are no exception. Sweet little birds (4 cm) with 2 different decorations: one little bird with flower decoration and the other with a landscape. Both equipped with a blue ribbon that allows you to place the bird in the tree. Will there also be birds living in your Christmas tree this Christmas?
Delft blue, typically Dutch?
The origin of the world famous Delft earthenware dates back to early 1600. In the 17th century, the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) ships brought not only spices back from China, but also blue on white decorated porcelain. This porcelain quickly became very popular with the wealthy of that time such as the European royal houses. When the import came to a standstill by a civil war in China, the Dutch pottery manufacturers grabbed their chance and started the imitation of this blue and white decorated porcelain. This was the start of the Dutch production of Delft blue, now known worldwide as a purely Dutch product.
The Heinen Delft blue story
It starts at the end of 70 years when Jaap Heinen who draws and paints in Japanese and Chinese Imari style, also starts to paint in in Delft blue. In Putten, he begins a small atelier in which he also glazes and bakes. His son Jorrit joins. When - starting from 2007 - the demand for hand-painted Delft blue falls back, Jaap and Jorrit open an own factory in China which produces in Putten designed earthenware, focused on the souvenir market. The hand painting, however, remains a passion and it grows again in popularity since 2015. Employing the best designers, decorators and ceramic-technicians and with love for the centuries-old Delft blue craft, Heinen brings Delft blue tradition and innovation: Creating new traditions.
|Brand||:Heinen Delft Blue|
|Colours||:White and blue|
|Decoration||:Flowers or landscape|
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