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Objects from the workshops of the Bogtman family
It was the firm Arts and Crafts, founded in Holland by Johan Thorn Prikker, Chris and Agathe Wegerif, which introduced batik around 1900. Batik originally is a Javanese technique for decorating clothes. Dutch artists however used batik for interior decoration.
The Amsterdam School movement again made use of this technique. One of them, Louis Bogtman (1900-1968) moved ahead by experimenting on new materials like glass, ceramics, wood and celluloid.
Louis was taught by his uncle Willem Bogtman (1882-1955) who had a workshop for leaded and stained glass. He co-operated with several well-known Amsterdam School architects like for the Scheepvaarthuis and the Tuschinsky Theatre in Amsterdam.
Most of the following lots by Louis and Willem Bogtman were included in the exhibition Kunstnijverheid in de stijl van de Amsterdamse School en Art Deco uit de ateliers van de familie Bogtman, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, 25 September 1999-16 January 2000.