Black and White Reflection Series
This graceful Proud Mary is part of the Black and White Reflection Series and shows a new way of decorating, applied by Royal Delft. The objects are finished with a powerful tone-on-tone reflection effect in black and white, revealing the traditional and well-known flora and fauna decoration style. The selection of objects in this series comes from the BlueD1653 collection, designed by Dutch designers Arian Brekveld and Koens & Middelkoop. The two beautiful Collar Bowls, together with the Proud Mary, create a powerful series.
The design | Koens & Middelkoop
Koens & Middelkoop, a leading Dutch design duo with an impressive portfolio, play an important role within the Black and White Reflection Series with their Proud Mary. Koens & Middelkoop, in close collaboration with Royal Delft, designed the world-famous Proud Mary, available in both transfer and hand-painted versions.
Proud Mary is named after Mary II, the wife of Stadtholder William III and a great enthusiast and collector of Delft Blue in the Golden Age. This stylish figurine was created from the desire to give Royal Delft’s iconic Delft Blue a contemporary look. The design consists of four interchangeable elements: the skirt, the bodice, the collar and the head.
In 2024, Proud Mary underwent a contemporary transformation led by the Royal Delft Design Team. The figurine is now available in completely black or white, with the powerful tonal flower decoration. The new decoration technique brings out a reflective effect, which shows off the traditional flora and fauna decoration style remarkably well.
|20 × 20 × 30 cm