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The Royal Blue Collection ceramic apples – timeless eye-catchers for any interior
We present the Royal Blue Collection ceramic apples: beautiful spherical fruit made in collaboration with de Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, the last remaining earthenware manufacturer to date from the 17th century. Each apple is painted with traditional Delft Blue scenes and patterns, such as peacock, tulip and poppy, and features a unique wooden stem. This high-quality piece of art is available in two sizes.
Few things in this world are as symbolic as the apple. The icon of love, prosperity and affection. And frequently it’s used as a cosmic symbol in the art scene to represent the world. With these unique ceramic apples from the Royal Blue Collection, you get more than just a beautiful piece of art.
The Royal Blue Collection is a series of ceramic apples made in collaboration with de Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles – the last remaining earthenware manufacturer to date from the 17th century. To emphasise the historical value of all ceramic apples, they feature a traditional Royal Delft Blue pattern.
Tulips, peacocks, poppies: they are all portrayed by talented artist Caroline Hartman on the hand-shaped apples. The Royal Blue Collection apples are decorated with asymmetrical and unfilled tessellation, compared with the often symmetrical applications of the traditional Delft's Blue, giving the apples a modern twist.
The driving force behind these beautiful artisan creations is Sabine Struycken, an interior decorator/designer with an excellent eye for materials and shapes. Previous work has prompted her to develop a special interest in ceramic fruits, and especially the apple. For her, its perfect round shape evokes the symbol of infinity. After participating in exhibitions at the Hermitage and fairs in Singapore, New York and Paris, she is now showcasing her ceramic apples in the Rijksmuseum shop – the perfect place for these eye-catchers.
In the Rijksmuseum's shop, you will find The Series: a collection of apples executed in different sizes with a custom-made, recognisable image for each size. Every apple also bears the Royal Delft trademark and has a real unique wooden stem picked by Sabine Struycken herself...