- A style of glazed earthenware, usually blue and white.
- Pottery made in this style.
Origin of delftAfter Delft ( where it was first made )
A city of southwest Netherlands southeast of The Hague. Chartered in 1246, it is noted for its fine pottery, which has been produced here since the 1500s.x
- A style of blue and white earthenware.
After the Dutch city of Delft.
- A delf; a mine, quarry, pit or ditch.
- On Ascension Day 1528 he committed an outrage on the sacrament carried in procession; he was placed in the pillory, had his tongue bored, and was banished from Delft for three years.
- DELFT, a town of Holland in the province of South Holland, on the Schie, 5 m.
- It is remarkable for its fine tower and chime of bells, and contains the splendid allegorical monument of William the Silent, executed by Hendrik de Keyser and his son Pieter about 1621, and the tomb of Hugo Grotius, born in Delft in 1583, whose statue, erected in 1886, stands in the market-place outside the church.
- The Old Church, founded in the 11th century, but in its present form dating from 1476, contains the monuments of two famous admirals of the 17th century, Martin van Tromp and Piet Hein, as well as the tomb of the naturalist Leeuwenhoek, born at Delft in 1632.
- The name of Delft is most intimately associated with the manufacture of the beautiful faience pottery for which it was once famous.