Meaning of Delft blue in English:

Delft blue

Pronunciation /ˌdɛlft ˈbluː/


(also Delf blue)
  • Designating a type of tin-glazed earthenware decorated with blue designs on a white background, originally and primarily produced in Delft, Holland; compare "Delftware".


(also Delf blue)
  • The rich, indigo blue colour associated with Delftware.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Field (1768–1851), Unitarian minister. From the name of the town of Delft (formerly also Delf) + blue.