an earthenware vase
A rare Brantjes earthenware vase painted with a swirling bird-of-paradise on the front and poppies on the back of the vase. The design is by Chris Lanooy (1881-1948), who worked at the Zuid Holland factory a year before he went to work for Brantjes. He obviously had designed this decoration during his time at Zuid Holland, because we have also a Zuid Holland vase in our collection with his design and his painters´ mark. Both vases are rare, but to have them together is extremely rare. There are up to now three copies of this Brantjes vase with the bird-of-paradise design known; one is in a private collection, the other is in de Dutch Rijskmuseum. The Rijksmuseum vase is depicted in “Purmerend Jugendstil Aardewerk 1895-1907”, page 114 and in the Supplement on page 29. And also in “Art Nouveau in het Rijksmuseum”, page 129. And in their -state of the art !- online archive: Rijksmuseum
Marked with the painted factory marks, model number 1117, dec. A, painters’ mark (probably) B.J. Boeziek. High 29 cm. The Rijksmuseum vase is marked with the Chris Lanooy painters mark.