In May 1995 Léon-Paul van Geenen opened the doors of “De Porcelijne Lampetkan” (Porcelain Ewer) Originally he had wanted to name his store the Porceleyne Fles (Porcelain Bottle). This because he lived on the foundations of the former location of the factory, and he started his collection with blue Delftware. Bus alas, because the Porceleyne Fles is actually the only one of the numerous pottery factories in Delft which still exists today, so that name was taken. He eventually decided on the Porcelijne Lampetkan, which turned out to be a very fitting name indeed, if you consider Van Geenen’s fist initials match the brand of this seventeenth century pottery factory, LPK or in short LP. In addition, Van Geenen also holds many marked pieces of this pottery factory in his collection.