Rozenburg Pottery and Porcelain Factory
The firm was founded in 1883 in the Hague and produced art pottery for both decorative and utilitarian purposes, playing an important role in disseminating the modern Art Nouveau style in the Netherlands. It took on a new ceramic style under the directorship of Th. A.C. Colenbrander and then, from 1894/5, under J. Jurriaan Kok, under whom the firm developed a line of egg shell porcelain, introduced in 1899, and displayed in the Rozenburg pavilion at the 1900 Paris Exposition. This was an extremely thin and lightweight earthenware, strengthened by glazing inside and out. The technique involved biscuit heating of the bare shard at a very high temperature (up to c. 1500 C) [during which the shard received... more.