Flora Holland

1945 - 1980

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V - W

Christoffel Agterberg /Cris Agterberg (1883-1948)
Designer and maker of applied art (including ceramics), sculptor, painter.

    Cris    Agterberg

Johan Coenraad Altorf / Altorf (1876-1955)
Sculptor. Also worked with ceramics. Well known for his sculptures of animals. Worked together on some projects with Lanooy (these are signed with the third mark). Vormen uit Vuur / Mededelingenblad Nederlandse Vrienden van de Ceramiek has dedicated one of their issues to the animal sculptures of Altorf.


Johannes Henricus Andree / Hein Andree (1882 - 1961)
Potter. Worked together with his two brothers until the 1920s : These ceramics are signed "gebr. Andree Apeldoorn" (gebr.= abbreviation in Dutch for brothers). Andree was well known for his experiments with Asia-inspired glazes and forms. Influenced by Lanooy.

J.H. Andree

Hendrik Pieter Berlage / Berlage (1856-1934)
Architect, interior architect, designer of applied art (including ceramics). Very important member of the Dutch Nieuwe Kunst (New Art) movement. For Berlage, the style of an object was the result of the structure of that object: a structure being determined by the material and the purpose of the object.
Berlage was the architect of the 'gesammtkunstwerk' the Beurs van Berlage (1898) in Amsterdam and architect of an important part of the southern part(!) of the city of Amsterdam.  He also was one of the founders of 't Binnenhuis . His ceramic designs were produced by the Fayence- en Tegelfabriek Holland.

Jacob Pieter van den Bosch / Jac. van den Bosch (1868-1948)
Designer of applied art. Jac. van den Bosch is best known for his furniture designs. He designed some ceramics for De Distel and Fayence- en Tegelfabriek Holland. One of the founders and director of 't Binnenhuis.

Willem Coenraad Brouwer Brouwer (1877-1933)
Potter and designer of ceramics. The pottery designed by Brouwer and produced by his factory (N.V. Brouwer's Aardewerkfabriek), has a beautiful, handmade geometrical simplicity, but at the same time shows (the typical) Art Nouveau curvilinear elements, and also the influences from Eastern and Australian culture. Brouwer inspired many potters and factories with his designs: among them Mobach and De Kat.
Brouwer made his first pots at Goedewaagen. From 1898 until 1901, Brouwer had his own workshop at Gouda. The hand inscribed mark (the first mark of the top row) of his own workshop during this period is accompanied by a "G". In 1901 he moved to Leiderdorp (near Leiden). From this time on the mark is accompanied by an "L". Remember, these marks are inscribed by hand. Apart from these hand inscribed marks, Brouwer used a circular stamped mark (the second mark of the top row).
Sometimes his mark is accompanied with a stamped NF mark: this was done to make it clear that Brouwer was a member of the Vereeniging van Nederlandsch Fabrikaat, an association founded to protect the intellectual property of its members.

When after Brouwer's death in 1933 his factory continued to produce earthenware under his name, they used the following two stamps:

Theodorus Adriaan Christiaan Colenbrander / Colenbrander (1841-1930)
Interior architect, graphic designer, and designer of carpets and ceramics. Worked at Rozenburg, Zuid-Holland, Ram. At Rozenburg, Colenbrander designed ceramics ( in his own abstract graphic style) from about 1885 until 1889. His work there was only really appreciated by a few: it was too 'difficult' for most people. Ceramics designed by Colenbrander are very recognizable because of his colourfull and unusual abstract graphic design style. The Ram factory was especially established to manufacture Colenbrander designs (see factory list). Colenbrander's mark at the Zuid-Holland factory was:


Adolf le Comte / Le Comte (1850-1921)
Artistic leader (1877-1919) for De Porceleyne Fles, also designed ceramics for the factory.

   Adolf    LeComte

Lies Cosijn (1931-)
Ceramic artist. Made (among others) ceramic figures. Worked for De Porceleyne Fles. One of the contemporary 'big names' in contemporary Dutch ceramic art. Worked from 1956-1962 at the Experimental Department of De Porceleyne Fles. Also worked with Adriek Westenenk from 1957 until 1962.


Johannes Wigbold Eisenloeffel / Jan Eisenloeffel (1876-1957)
Designer of applied art (mostly in metal). Eisenloeffel was chef of the metal manufacturing department at Amstelhoek and worked for 't Binnenhuis (1900-1902). In 1903, he left 't Binnenhuis. He was one of the founders of De Woning in 1903. Later, in 1908 he also worked in Munich, Germany, with the 'Vereinigte Werkstatten fur Kunst im Handwerk'. Apart from his work in metal he also designed a few ceramics, for the factories De Distel and Zuid-Holland, and some glass, for Leerdam).
Jan Eisenloeffel is one of the most important protagonists of the Dutch Nieuwe Kunst design movement. His designs are simple but fine and meticulously crafted, some with expensive, some with inexpensive materials.


Jacobus Wilhelmus Gidding / Jaap Gidding (1887-1955)
Artist, designer of applied art (including ceramics). Worked for Zuid-Holland, Regina and De Porceleyne Fles. He also designed textiles and the decorative paint work at the Tuschinsky-theatre in Amsterdam.

Pieter Groeneveld / Groeneveldt (1889-1982)
Potter. Pieter Groeneveldt also had a flower shop in The Hague. He made flower vases and other objects that can hold plants or flowers. Experimented with different types of glazes. The simple form of his early work reflects his interest in Asian pottery.

Lea Henie Halpern / Lea Halpern (1899-1985)
Potter. Student of Nienhuis. Experimented with special glazes. Worked in the thirties in The Netherlands, and emigrated to the USA in 1940.

L. Halpern

Hobbel couple. Husband Paulus Jacob Hobbel /Paulus Hobbel (1879/1880-1966) and wife Maria Hobbel - van Harten / Marie Hobbel (1881-1959)
Potters. Students of Lanooy.


Christiaan Johannes van der Hoef / C.J. v.d. Hoef / Christiaan van der Hoef (1875-1933)
Sculptor, graphic designer and designer of applied art including ceramics and medals. Ceramic designs executed by  Amstelhoek, Haga, Amphora (NL), Zuid-Holland, Rembrandt and Sphinx. Connected to 't Binnenhuis and De Woning . C.J. van der Hoef's work is seen by many people as a good example of a well balanced use of form and decoration. C.J. van der Hoef used many different marks during his career: one thing they all have in common, is that they consist of an intertwined combination
of his initials: CJH. He also sometimes signed with his full name (or a part of it). Other marks of van der Hoef include, for example, a mark (stamped with ink) used by him on his work for De Woning. This mark was only used on pieces of service Produced by Sphinx. N.B.: the same service was also produced by Zuid-Holland, in which case it was hand signed "De Woning" and "C.J.van der Hoef".