De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles/Royal Delft, established in 1653, is the only 17th-century Delft earthenware factory that remains to this day. Its world-famous pottery is still painted entirely by hand according to age-old traditions. Delft pottery has a rich history that dates back to the beginning of the 17th century, when the ships of the Dutch East India Company brought back not only herbs and spices but also Chinese porcelain decorated with distinctive blue and white patterns. This porcelain quickly became very popular among the wealthy European nobility of the day. So when a civil war in China caused imports to dwindle, the Dutch potteries seized their chance and started producing their own version of the Chinese porcelain. This was the start of the Blue Delftware, which is now world famous as an authentic Dutch product.
Today De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles/Royal Delft is a vibrant company that produces new products for new target groups. Occasional collaboration with Dutch designers results in surprising and creative products. The Blue Delftware products decorated with Miffy patterns are a typical example. Miffy (commemorative birth)
Royal Delft Miffy‘Two typically Dutch and world-famous brands are united in the Miffy statue decorated by De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles/Royal Delft. The title of the statue is Royal Delft Miffy. The pattern on the statue is an enlarged version of the Blue Delftware pattern on the Miffy money box.’