Definitions for "Antwerp"
Largest diamond trading centre in the world and home to the head office of BACKES & STRAUSS (see our Guide to Antwerp).
Centre of tapestry, lace making and pottery in the Netherlands (since 1832, Belgium). The antwerp tapestry industry reached its peak in the 17thC, with designs reminiscent of the paintings of Rubens. Antwerp pottery produced TIN-GLAZED EARTHENWARE in the 16thC and work inspired by Italian MAIOLICA in the latter part of the century. Its importance declined with the establishment of DELFT.
a port in northern Belgium on the Scheldt river