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A blue on white glazed pottery first made in Delft, Holland in the early 17th century. Delftware is a variation of tin-glazed faience where the opaque, tin-based white glazes were applied first, then blue copper oxide decoration was added. The delftware patterns were painted onto all types of pottery including plates, ornaments, and tiles.

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delft pottery

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  • Encyclopedia Britannica, Comment: "delftware." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service 4 Feb. 2005 .