- earthenware having an opaque white glaze with an overglaze decoration, usually in blue.
- any pottery resembling this.
Origin of delft
Examples from the Web for delftware
Historical Examples of delftware
Handle fragment from chamberpot or posset pot, English delftware, decorated with irregular horizontal stripes in blue.
See also knife; fork) Daniel, Daniel Mack, 42 delftware, 50 (illustr.
On the mantel stood a big tobacco jar of Delftware with the familiar windmill pattern.The Argus Pheasant
John Charles Beecham
It also points up the fact that delftware early went out of fashion among well-to-do families.
This slip created the superficial appearance of porcelain, as did tin enamel on the surface of delftware.
- a town in the SW Netherlands, in South Holland province. Pop: 97 000 (2003 est)
- Also called: delftware tin-glazed earthenware made in Delft since the 17th century, typically having blue decoration on a white ground
- a similar earthenware made in England