The Hague, The Netherlands commenced 1883 – 1917

manufacturer (organisation)


The Netherlands 1876 – 1958


Jurriaan KOK

The Netherlands 1861 – 1919

designer of shape

Chocolate pot 1909 Place made: The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
Materials & Technique: ceramics, chocolate pots, porcelain with painted underglaze decoration

Primary Insc: inscribed on underside with Samuel Schelink's monogram and with cipher date for 1909.
Secondary Insc: Stamped on underside with facory logo and inscribed with model/decoration number [508]
Dimensions: 23.6 h x 20.0 w x 13.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.1364.A-B
  • Rozenburg ceramics were among the most elegant expressions of the Art Nouveau style. Its designers drew inspiration from the forms of Japanese ceramics and the design of Javanese batik textiles, popularised since the seventeenth century in The Netherlands through Dutch colonial interests in South East Asia. Rozenburg ceramics are also characterised by their extremely light weight porcelain body and fluid, attenuated forms.

    Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
    Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design