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Jaap Gidding was a well-known Dutch designer. He designed for pottery, glass, interiors, jewellery, etc.
Born in 1887 in Rotterdam, where he started training in Visual Arts and Technical Sciences in 1902. After his studies he worked for a short time in Germany and later also in Italy. From 1926 to 1930 he designed various vases painted with enamel paint for the Leerdam Glass Factory, which are now very rare and highly sought after.
From 1946 onwards, he designed ceramicplates for various House of Orange Occasions, including a plate for the golden jubilee of Queen Wilhelmina commissioned by the Rotterdam Lak and Paint Factory Molyn & Co.
These were made in blue and decorated with gold. Gidding also designed various plates for royal occasions for the Goedewaagen ceramic factory., such as plates for the golden jubilee of Queen wilhelmina, the inauguration of Queen Juliana. All these plates are now real collector’s items.
Gidding is also known for his designs for wall decorations of cinemas and ships, among others, the best known is the design for the central hall of the Amsterdam Tuschinski Theater.
He died in April 1955.
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Ceramic museum Goedewaagen
More info on the artist Gidding on the websites Capriolus.nl & Kunstconsult.com
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