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Rozenburg Eggshell Porcelain Vase


This eggshell porcelain vase by Rozenburg is uniquely bottleneck-shaped, and decorated with very finely painted bordeaux-colored irises with yellow beards, alongside pale white daisies with yellow centers, all set against an creamy backdrop. Long, sinuous, finely-veined leaves curl around and behind the flowers, climbing up the vase's neck, highlighting and complementing the overall shape of the piece. The vase utilizes complementary hues, pairing purple-reds with deep, golden yellows to make each color pop.


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Item #: C-19784
Artist: Rozenburg
Circa: 1902
Dimensions: 13" height, 4" diameter
Materials: Porcelain ceramic
Signed: With firm’s mark and numbered “313” and “127”

Provenance: Private collection of Victor Arwas (London), acquired from present owner, circa 1995
Literature: Similar vases pictured in The Paris Salons 1895-1915, Vol. IV: Ceramics and Glass, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1998, p. 371

Rozenburg's petal-thin porcelain was developed in 1899 by then-director of the factory, Julian Kok. It was nearly identical in quality to Chinese porcelain, in its eggshell-thin quality and weightlessness. What differentiated it from Chinese porcelain was its exquisite botanical illustrations and experimental shapes.