Attractive Decorated Tichelaar Makkum Rectangular Jar
Early 1980's from The Netherlands
Dimensions are 13.5cm tall x 8cm square
Royal Makkum is a Dutch pottery company based in Makkum.
The factory was probably active as brickworks already in 1572. That's why Royal Tichelaar Makkum is regarded to be the oldest company in the Netherlands. Initially they produced bricks and tiles.
After 1670 domestic pottery has been the core business. Since 1831 it has been run by the Tichelaar family. In 1890 they stopped producing bricks and tiles and focused on traditional decorative pottery.
In 1960 the company acquired right to use a word Royal in its name.
Royal Makkum started cooperation with modern designers including Hella Jongerius, Alexander Van Slobbe and Dick Van Hoff. The company is still focused on preserving tradition.