THE ROYAL DESIGNS BY CHRIS VAN DER HOEF (1875-1933)
- Chris van der HoefChris van der Hoef is a famous Dutch designer, born in 1875 in Amsterdam.
In 1888 he commenced his study in sculpture. In 1898 he started to design pottery for the Amstelhoek pottery.
In 1904 he moved to Gouda and worked for the factory Zuid-Holland. He also designed, amongst others, for the Amphora pottery.
In 1905 he moved back to Amsterdam and from 1910 onwards he mainly designed medals and sculptures. He was a representative in Holland for the New Dutch Art movement, known in Germany as Jugendstill.
He also designed for the Royal Dutch silver factory Begeer and later for the firm Gero.
In 1925 he returned to the Zuid-Holland pottery again and designed different sized plates to commemorate the 18th birthday of princess Juliana. In 1926 he designs a pewter plate and spoon for the silver wedding of Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Hendrik. For the Olympic 1928 Olympic games he also designed several items.
- Plate designed for the 18th birthday of princess Juliana 1909-1927.
- Plate made to commemorate the 18th birthday of princess Juliana 1909-1927.
This plate was made in different colors.
- Pewter spoon made for the silver wedding of Queen Wilhelmina & prince Hendrik 1926