[ UK /dˈɛlft/ ]
[ US /ˈdɛɫft/ ]
  1. a style of glazed earthenware; usually white with blue decoration
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  • Although light in weight and less prone to chipping than delftware, this new refined earthenware was still not as durable as white salt-glazed stoneware.
  • From Rotterdam to Delft, all the way by the canal, allowing for the détour via Schiedam, is less than twenty kilometres, and the journey is short for any sort of an automobile that will go beyond a snail's pace. The Automobilist Abroad
  • The pine dresser against the wall still held a few cracked pieces of blue-and-white delft. FALSE MERMAID
  • Each wall is painted in a different color, such as fuchsia, delft blue or bright orange.
  • A large invoice of Portuguese "road ware" was sent to the Maine settlers in 1634, and proved thoroughly unsuitable and undurable; but probably no china -- not even Delft ware -- came over on the Mayflower. Customs and Fashions in Old New England
  • The drawings and watercolors on exhibit vary from preparatory sketches to finished drawings depicting views in Delft that are still recognizable today.
  • The Nieuwe Kerk's carillon came streaming around me, and then the cold breezy air was filled with the celestial silvery noise of thousands of bells ringing out midday from all the towers and steeples of Delft.
  • Since many pieces of English delftware are dated, they have long been held in particularly high regard by antiquarians and collectors.
  • The shopwindows in this district were full of delftware—a cross between pewter and bone in broad daylight—and slabs of Belgian chocolate that stood as solid and brown as the earth itself. The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre
  • He also made other types of ceramics, among them copies of Dutch Delft and Raku wares.
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