WC Brouwer, early modernist vase


Stunning vase by early modernist ceramicist WC brouwer. Elegant shape with experimental glazing. Willem Coenraad Brouwer was a Dutch ceramist and sculptor. He was educated at the Teekenschool in his hometown. From 1894 to 1898 he worked there in the workshop for book decoration and letter cutting of his brother-in-law Loebèr.He then left for Gouda, where he started making pottery at Goedewaagen. Around 1900 he joined the group of artists around ‘t Binnenhuis. In 1901 Brouwer founded his own ceramic company in Leiderdorp under the name Factory of Brouwer’s Pottery. The factory was continued by his sons Klaas and Coen Brouwer.

From 1906 he also made architectural ceramics and garden ceramics, an example of which is the architectural ceramics he made for the Peace Palace in The Hague. He is considered an innovator in this field. He collaborated with architects such as Berlage, Oud, Dudok and Wils. He was a member of the Dutch Circle of Sculptors. In Leiderdorp, the Willem C. Brouwerlaan was named after him.



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“Vase”, signed underneath

| DIMENSIONS    h 24 cm dia. 9,5 cm
| PERIOD   circa 1910
| PLACE OF ORIGIN   The Netherlands
| PROVENANCE   private collection, NL
| MATERIALS   ceramic
| CONDITION    in good vintage condition
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