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The Hague, The Netherlands commenced 1883 – 1917

manufacturer (organisation)

Jurriaan KOK

The Netherlands 1861 – 1919

designer of shape


The Netherlands 1876 – 1958


Jar with cover 1900 Place made: The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
Materials & Technique: ceramics, jars, 'eggshell' porcelain with painted underglaze decoration Impression: proud of the neck.

Primary Insc: Inscribed on underside with Samuel Schellink's monogram and with cipher date for 1900.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed on underside with factory logo and inscribed with model/decoration (?) number, and 'den Haag'.
Dimensions: 40.1 h x 17.8 w x 13.9 d cm a) 30.1 h x 17.8 w x 13.9 d cm lid 13.0 h x 5.9 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1987
Accession No: NGA 87.985.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