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Vase - Breda Ware

Breda Ware

  • Object:

    Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Gouda (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1908-1910 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    N.V. Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, painted in blue, yellow and brown on a dark green ground

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Liberty & Co.

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.49-1976

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

In the mid-1880s Rozenburg, a pottery in The Hague, began production of a new range of wares with highly decorative floral patterns. These were immensely popular and other factories rushed to capitalise on the new style. In 1898 Adrian Jonker, a potter from Gouda, and Egbert Estié, from Purmerend, established E.Estié & Co. In 1903, under new owners, it became NV Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland, Gouda. While, initially, Rozenburg's production was expensive, others like the Zuid-Holland wares were much less so and in time their commercial success forced Rozenburg into less expensive production too. This vase is printed with the name of Liberty & Co.. Wares like this were sold under the name 'Breda' exclusively through Liberty's and the Zuid-Holland pottery is believed to have been the manufacturer. It specialised in ceramics richly decorated with motifs based on flowers and leaves, in a generally art nouveau style.

Physical description

Vase, painted in blue, yellow and brown on a dark green ground

Place of Origin

Gouda (made)

Date

ca. 1908-1910 (made)

Artist/maker

N.V. Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, painted in blue, yellow and brown on a dark green ground

Marks and inscriptions

'Liberty & Co London Made in Holland'
Printed

'H 793/3A.V.W'
Painted

'793'
Incised

Dimensions

Height: 12 cm

Object history note

Exhibited in Liberty's 1875-1975, V&A, 1975
'Breda Ware' was made exclusively for Liberty.

Descriptive line

Vase 'Breda Ware', probably made by N.V. Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland, Gouda, Netherlands, about 1908-10, painted earthenware

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Exhibition catalogue: Libertys 1875-1975, V&A, 1975, D216B

Labels and date

Vase 'Breda Ware'
Probably made by N.V. Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland, Gouda, The Netherlands about 1908-10
Marks: 'Liberty & Co London Made in Holland' , printed ' H 793/3A.V.W' painted '793' incised
Earthenware, painted

Circ.49-1976 Given by Liberty & Co.

Made for Liberty & Co and sold by them as Breda Ware [16/07/2008]

Categories

Ceramics; Art Pottery

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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