Garden vases Palace Het Loo, Paleis Het Loo
|Locatie:||Palace Het Loo|
|Opdrachtgever:||Palace Het Loo|
|Projecttype:||art & design|
Delftware vases were very exclusive eye-catchers in baroque gardens in the 17th century; they were filled with expensive exotic plants, such as orange trees and pineapple plants. It was Queen Mary who laid the foundation for Delft Blue as a national icon. Unfortunately, only shards remain of the original vases at Het Loo. Scattered throughout Europe, three original models of royal vases have been identified, which served as an example for the manufacture of vases for the palace gardens: in Schloss Favorite in Baden-Württemberg, in Erddig Hall in Wales and in France. In 2010, this last vase was purchased by Palace Het Loo.
The vases are in the palace gardens during the summer season (June to October). Throughout the year an explanation of the project can be seen in the East Wing of the palace (open from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm). This presentation, 'Blauw & Bont, Delft blue in the palace gardens', illustrates with film images the production process of the vases. In addition, the story is told about the love of Queen Mary for Delft blue and the gardens. Click here for the movie