~On loan to the Textielmuseum, Tilburg, for the exhibition ‘Chris Lebeau | Flora & Fauna’, 15 december 2018 to 1 december 2019~
A rare Rozenburg Den Haag eggshell porcelain dejeuner set, comprising a 21 cm plate, a 14 cm saucer and a 6cm cup, painted with peacocks. Model 14-15 en 225, workorder 408 (plate and cup) and saucer from workorder number 121, 1912. Decoration by Samuel Schellink, painted by Burghout, Marijnissen and Van Kerpel.
See also: Rozenburg Den Haag Samuel Schellink 1912
About the exhibition ‘Chris Lebeau | Flora & Fauna’ ;
“From peacocks to ibis, from dandelion to maple tree: at the exhibition ‘Chris Lebeau I Flora and Fauna’ you experience the plant and animal world as decorative artist Chris Lebeau (1878-1945) created it with such great care for detail. With nature as his source of inspiration, he designed beautiful and innovative patterns for textiles in the art nouveau style. He knows how to catch a large variety of natural motives in stunningly styled designs for damask, batik, and velours. Even today, they are true eye-catchers. The versatility of Lebeau as a ‘textile artist’ is the focal point of the exhibition. Historic sample books are presented in order to illustrate how the designer learned how to stylise natural motives and translate them into ornament prints. The exhibition can be seen in the DamaskWeaving workshop.”
Textielmuseum Tilburg, from 15 December 2018 to 1 December 2019
Title: napkin ‘Pauw’ (‘Peacock’) (pattern 526) with cup, saucer and plate with peacocks (egg-shell porcelain) by Samuel Schellink (1912), executed by Plateelbakkerij Rozenburg, Den Haag. Designer: Chris Lebeau. Loan porcelain: Art dealer Proportio Divina, Arnhem. Photo: Josefina Eikenaar.