The Hague, The Netherlands commenced 1883 – 1917
The Netherlands 1861 – 1919
designer of shape
The Netherlands 1876 – 1958
Jar with cover
The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
Materials & Technique: ceramics, jars, 'eggshell' porcelain with painted underglaze decoration Impression: proud of the neck.
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