Jema Holland siamese cat

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Vintage Jema Holland siamese cat lusterware mid century. Measures about 37 cm / 14,5 inch tall. Signed underneath Jema Holland. Made by Jema Ceramic Studio of Maastricht Holland Circa 1960's  BEAUTIFUL CONDITION, NO CHIPS or CRACKS.

 

In August of 1942 a man called Jelis Mager ( born 12/06/1912 in Rotterdam, Netherlands) and his brother Johan Willem Mager ( born 09/02/1919 also in Rotterdam) and now both living in Maastricht, a city in the south of Holland, took over an existing partnership there from a Mr. J. Meussen; this partnership had been existing since 1920.

The registration in the chamber of commerce followed on the 4th of May 1945,only just after the Second World War. They started a ceramic studio at the 'Heer aan de Demerstraat' in Maastricht. On the 27th of April 1953 this small business moved to the 'Fort Willem Way' also in Maastricht. On the 25th of November 1955 the original partnership was broken up and the two brothers founded the JEMA KERAMISCH ATELIER N.V.  (jema ceramic studio), the first JE standing for Jelis and MA standing for Mager.

 

Much of Jema’s work is engraved on the base with the words 'Jema Holland' and a mould number. Some earlier work has a stamp 'Jema Holland' and some type of work has no back stamp at all such as most of the 'Hummel' like figurines.

 

 

 

 

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