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Gallery Text

Like many late nineteenth-century ceramics, this plate was intended for display. The handpainted decoration bears the hallmarks of the art nouveau style that dominated the decorative arts in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century. Characterized by naturalistic imagery, asymmetrical compositions, and bold colors, this style catered to the taste for organic, hand-wrought forms that arose in response to the Industrial Revolution and the increasing standardization of domestic goods.

Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR70.2
People
J. C. Heijtze, Dutch (The Hague, The Netherlands 1873 - 1943)
Manufactured by Rozenburg Plateelfabriek
Title
Plate with Spider Web, Plant, and Insect Design
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1892
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/222779
Location
Level 2, Room 2100, European and American Art, 17th–19th century, Centuries of Tradition, Changing Times: Art for an Uncertain Age
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ceramic earthenware
Dimensions
depth: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)
diameter: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, t. c., black paint: "Rozenburg // Den Haag // H // [?] 90 // 52 [underlined] // Chrysantimum"
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Purchase in memory of Eda K. Loeb
Accession Year
1970
Object Number
BR70.2
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

32Q: 2100 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

Subjects and Contexts

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