Dating koninklijke porceleyne fles marks
This was not extremely difficult because 42 years later this industry was booming in Delft.
Royal Delft already had 32 competitors in that year.
For Royal Delft, it all started in 1653 when David Anthonisz van der Pieth transformed his house into an earthenware factory.
Unfortunately for Van der Pieth his son was far from interested in this business and therefore he had to sell his factory real soon.
Delft Blue started in the Netherlands around the 17th century when the VOC (the Dutch East India Company) brought the blue painted porcelain back from China.
Collectors know that delftware produced by De Porceleyne Fles, (also known as Royal Delft,) is recognized to be the standard against which all delftware is judged.
Each piece is coded with: the factory mark, an item number, the artist's initials, a date code.
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Of course this was made possible by the high demand for the product and because of the decrease in beer breweries that were suited for transforming into earthenware factories.
However, the most important reason, was probably that in the 17th century China faced a civil war which decreased the import of porcelain.