Brooch, Lodewijk Willem van Kooten (II), c. 1908 - c. 1911
Nieuwe Kunst designers had a wide range of interests. Known primarily as a potter, Bert Nienhuis also designed this brooch – as well as the other brooches and necklaces on view here. The jewels are related to his pottery designs. Their forms are clearer, the simplicity underscored by the abstract enamel ornamentation.