Designed by J. Juriaan Kok, Dutch, 1861 - 1919. Made by Haagsche Plateelfabriek Rozenburg, The Hague, Netherlands, 1883 - 1917. Decoration designed and partially executed by Wilhelmus Petrus Hartgring, Dutch, 1874 - 1940.

Made in The Hague, Netherlands, Europe


Soft-paste porcelain with enamel decoration

2 1/8 × 3 × 2 1/2 inches (5.4 × 7.6 × 6.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

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Currently not on view

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Purchased with the Fiske Kimball Fund and the Marie Kimball Fund, 1975

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  • PublicationPhiladelphia Museum of Art Handbook (2014 Edition)

    As director of the Rozenburg factory, Jurriaan Kok developed an innovative process for the production of an extremely thin ceramic known as eggshell porcelain. Rather than separately casting and later attaching a vessel’s spout or handles, his method allowed such parts to be cast with the body to form a seamless entity. The decoration of exotic birds and flora reflects Kok’s interest in the art of Java, then a Dutch colony, and the fine painting recalls Japanese color woodcuts. At the 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris, Rozenburg’s almost weightless porcelains were praised for their remarkable shapes and decoration. Mary Anne Dutt Justice, from Philadelphia Museum of Art: Handbook. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2014, p. 210.