PZH decors from 1897 to 1899

At the start of production in December 1897 the “Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland” (PZH) hired several artists and modellers from the Dutch factories already involved in art pottery manufacturing. So it is not surprising that the first models and decors were very much in line with the products of Brantjes, Holland-Utrecht, and Rozenburg. It is long thought that this group of early objects marked with a letter code was produced over a period at least up to 1905 when Egbert Estië left PZH. But new research has shown that it is far more likely these objects were created within the first two years of existence of PZH, and the letter code is not a year code but a code for the different decors executed on a certain model. For the detailed report, see here.  

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