A wonderful lifelike ceramic figurine of a cute Boxer dog with a tremendously expressive face and a very proud stance.
From the JEMA Holland Ceramic studio that closed in 1984.
Mr Boxer stands a proud 28cm tall x 11cm x 21cm and weighs almost 1 kilo.
The large Boxer is model no 142
In perfect condition and waiting for his new forever home.
Very little is known about the history of the JEMA pottery factory in Holland.
Over the years, they produced an enormous variety of decorative pieces and original products.
Jema Holland is becoming increasingly popular for Mid-Century and vintage collectors, thanks to the often large, striking, very realistic figurines, such as fish, birds, dogs and retro 1970s ceramic.
In November 1955 Jelis Mager and his brother Johan Willem Mager founded the JEMA KERAMISCH ATELIER N.V. – the Jema ceramic studio. JE standing for Jelis and MA standing for Mager leading to the name JEMA.
The main objective of the studio was the production and trade of ceramic objects. There is no information about how many people were employed but on management level in old registers family related members are mentioned in the course of many the years.
In August 1958 a 'Hendrik Mager' became Co-Director and in April 1963 Jelis Mager retired followed by his brother Johan Willem in April 1977. In June 1984 the company was declared insolvent and had to close its doors.
Much of Jema’s work is engraved on the base with the words 'Jema Holland' and a mould number. Some earlier works have a stamp 'Jema Holland' and some works have no back stamp at all..
JEMA Holland Large Ceramic Boxer Dog Figurine