Dubbelde Schenkkan


6. De Dubbelde Schenkkan - The Double Jug / La Double Burette (workshop active from 1660 - 1770 according to Van Aken and active 1661-1777 according to Kiers), Oude Langendijk, south side. 'Names of houses' file mentions it in 1811 as "Wijk 3, number 414" which is Oude Langendijk number ___ ?. Also mentioned as located betwen the sluice and the Nieuwe Langendijk.

The Amsterdam Rijksmuseum states that the painter Frederik van Frijtom (c.1632-1702) worked for this workshop.

Delftware Connoisseurship

A serious collector of Delftware will attempt to identify and date the object. On Delft blue plates and other Delftware objects such as jugs, a potters mark may give a first indication. One should always treat potters marks with caution. Marks must be considered as just one indication.

Masters & apprentices

All masters and apprentices working at this workshop had to be inscribed in the Delft St Luke Guild Book. In 1877 this book was published in a 120 page text by Obreen. In 2002 this text has been scanned and is now available and fully searcheable on this internet site. See the yellow field on top; first click the heading Delft Artists & Patrons and then click Obreen. The full text is in Dutch. Spelling varies; in order to find masters or apprentices of a faience workshop (plattielbackers, plateelbacker, platielbacker) search for the letters "plat".



The undersigning master faience baker in the faience workshop called The Double Jug has the following mark: DSK and in front of the same faience workshop is a signboard showing 2 jugs.


Full presentation at http://www.xs4all.nl/~kalden Email the author at kalden@xs4all.nl.

All questions about identifying, dating, valuing, buying and selling: please go to www.Aronson.nl.


Notes: Thanks to the Delft Archives Staff for their help and enthusiasm. A well researched two volume book on Delftware is Marion S. van Aken-Fehmers et al, Delfts Aardewerk, Geschiedenis van een nationaal product, published jointly by Waanders, Zwolle & Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, 1999 (part 1) and 2001 (part 2). Mark shown in Jean Justice, 'Dictionaire des marques et monogrammes de la faience de Delft', Gand/Gent 1901. Frytom see Judikje Kiers and Fieke Tissink, Glorie van de Gouden eeuw, Waanders, Zwolle and Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 2000, p. 163.

How did they make Delft blue faience? text in English

Hoe maakte men Delfts blauw plateel? Tekst in het Nederlands.

Visit The Hague municipal Gemeentemuseum site on Delft Blue.



Launched January 2002.  Last update 25 October 2016.