Royal Hampton Court Palace, London
||Historic Royal Places, Hampton Court Palace
||various models large cache pots or ornamental pots
Delftware: the product is shaped and baked from local clay. A tin glaze made in-house is applied to the baked shard. The raw glaze is painted, after which the product is carefully baked a second time.
Queen Mary II, the wife of King-Stadholder William III, had a great affinity with Delft pottery. The court of William and Mary moved from Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn to Hampton Court Palace in Great Britain in 1689. In addition to a room called 'The Delftware Closet', the orangery was decorated with pots of Delftware. These were no longer available for the redesign of the orangery at the beginning of this century. On the basis of old drawings, three pots were chosen that could serve as original and thus the twenty-two replicas were produced. Because Koninklijke Tichelaar is the only company in the Netherlands still using the original techniques and recipes of that time, Tichelaar was awarded this prestigious assignment.