Maastricht earthenware decorations, 1836-1969

A collection of the Sociaal Historisch Centrum Limburg

 Coloured print design Pompeia, SphinxMaastricht earthenware enjoys the interest of an increasing number of people, amongst them researchers and collectors. The fine decorations on vases, plates, dishes and other pieces of crockery are mainly what makes them so attractive.

The collection in Memory of the Netherlands contains the almost 18.000 decors (designs for decorations), that are part of the historical corporate archives of the present firm Sphinx Sanitair BV. The designs, used between c. 1850 and 1969, document an important aspect of the earthenware production of one of the earliest large-scale industries in the Netherlands.

Examples from this collection Maastricht earthenware decorations, 1836-1969

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