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Maaike Huizer | all galleries >> gallery_of_galleries >> My photo-a-day >> 2006 - 2015 >> December 2008: Our Cultural Heritage > 13 - Rozenburg Art Nouveau Plateel
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13 - Rozenburg Art Nouveau Plateel

M... My favourite heirloom

"Plateel" is named after one of the most important products of the potters: "platte aardewerkschotel", a flat dish, plate. About 8000 years ago the first ceramics were produshed in the Far East. It's one of the oldest crafts in the world.

Rozenburg Plateelfactory in The Hague is founded 1883 by the German Wilhelm Wolff Freiherr von Gudenberg. In the beginning Rozenburg produced Old Delftware imitation pottery; later on decorative art pottery: original bright colours, asymmetrical, nature decoration, tile sceneries till 1889: Colenbrander-pottery, named after T.A.C. Colenbrander, the first artdirector/designer of Rozenburg.
Between 1899 and 1914 Rozenburg mainly produced eggshell porcelain; super thin and light ceramics in Art Nouveau-style: waving, curling models and swished colourful decorations, high quality very famed.
The Haagsche Pottery factory Rozenburg received the title 'Koninklijk/Royal' in 1900. Juliana-pottery since 1909.
The factory was closed in 1917.

This is a decorative eggshell plate. It belonged to my mother's sister. After her death my mother had it hanging on the wall. I loved it from the beginning. My mother gave it to my husband and me as a wedding present.

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Gervan31-Dec-2008 20:46
Heel mooie foto van een schitterend kunstvoorwerp.
Giancarlo Guzzardi18-Dec-2008 10:10
what a decor! splendid piece
Guest 17-Dec-2008 15:17
beauty, beauty, beautyful Maaike.
mathilda williams17-Dec-2008 03:37
a precious gift, one to treasure for ever.
Harrison16-Dec-2008 23:45
Beautiful artwork and well photographed
Jola Dziubinska14-Dec-2008 23:33
Beautiful design and artwork.
Richard Chapman14-Dec-2008 18:24
Beautiful artwork nicely captured.
J. Scott Coile14-Dec-2008 14:16
Outstanding composition of a beautiful treasure.
Sheila14-Dec-2008 01:53
A wonderful heirloom indeed.
Very nicely composed image.
pkocinski14-Dec-2008 01:48
This is a beautiful piece. Wonderfully done.
carol j. phipps14-Dec-2008 00:42
Gorgeous piece!
John13-Dec-2008 22:01
Goh Maaike, niet alleen de foto is prachtig maar het plateel zo nog mooier. Je brengt ons cultureel erfgoed weer op uitstekende wijze in beeld moet ik zeggen. Dank daarvoor, voor het genieten ervan.
Gary Winters13-Dec-2008 21:14
A beautiful image! The whole gallery is fresh and creative.
Mairéad13-Dec-2008 20:28
I love the patterns on this plate - a work of art indeed.
Inga Morozoff13-Dec-2008 20:20
Geveldig om dit schootle te hebben.
Het is vel heel erg mooi.
jlm13-Dec-2008 18:48
Nice art work
Russ Rose13-Dec-2008 17:44
Walter Otto Koenig13-Dec-2008 16:55
A beautiful art piece with an interesting history and wonderful provenance.
Cindi Smith13-Dec-2008 15:21
What a beautiful plate and has a lot of sentimental value as well. Beautiful all around, the story behind it and the plate!
Barbara Heide13-Dec-2008 13:21
yes, a treasure... thank you for sharing this! beautiful shot!
Kathryn13-Dec-2008 12:56
This is so very beautiful, a treasure to receive indeed.
You have captured it's beauty so well.
Jeff Lobaugh13-Dec-2008 12:56
This is wonderful!!
Máire Uí Mhaicín13-Dec-2008 12:12
Such beautiful delicate handiwork on this plate, and I can see why it's so precious to you. A wonderful entry, and I like the way you have focused in on the finely patterned detail around the curves.-v-
j>a>e>17 :):):)13-Dec-2008 10:21
nurturing nouveau poetic plateeel is granted muse~ical maaaike's artistic AWE, j>a>e>17 :):):)