An earthenware wall plate
A rare Rozenburgt wall plate painted with dancing Great Blue Herons against a setting sun. Painted factory mark, yearletter M, workorder number 188. Diameter 28 cm.
Like Siegfried Bing’s ‘Le Japon Artistique’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegfried_Bing), another important source for inspiration for the Rozenburg painters, was the album of plates called ‘Fantaisies Décoratives’ by J. Habert-Dys. The influence clearly shows in this Japonistic wall plate.
Here’s a video of dancing herons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ArOlpP2iIs