Charger

Dutch (The Hague)
about 1897
Made at Plateelfabriek Rozenburg (Dutch, 1883–1914)


Object Place: Europe, The Netherlands

Dimensions

Overall (Diameter): 44.1 cm (17 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1996.404

Medium or Technique

Lead-glazed white earthenware with colored enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Lead-glazed white earthenware. Plate with a wide, three-stepped rim continuing into a shallow well. Painted decoration on two large stylized green birds with outstretched wings.


The Rozenburg factory is known for its production of porcelain and pottery in the Art Nouveau style. Adopting the curvilinear forms and stylized decorative motifs fashionable throughout Europe, the factory developed a sophisticated range of wares. The decoration of this charger, with its brown background and somber palette, was probably inspired by Indonesian batik-printed cloth.

Markings

Incised '211' and painted in black on the underside: ROZENBURG DEN HAAG 803 with a crown, stork, and a cross within a square.

Provenance

1996, gift of Michael and Gail Mazur, Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 1997)

Credit Line

Gift of Gail and Michael Mazur in honor of Manuel and Mildred Beckwith