Art nouveau uit ‘Holland'. De Nederlandse succesformule op de Parijse expo van 1900

At the World Exhibition of 1900 in Paris, Dutch ceramics in particular were received with great praise. "Not only have the Rozenburg and Delftsche factories had great success, all other pottery factories have also been able to sell almost their entire entry," the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad wrote after the event. How the presentation of Dutch ceramics had been put together, what the motifs of the buyers had been and where the objects ended up, are discussed in this essay. The momentum of 1900 is also being compared to the next international exhibitions that were held in Turin (1902) and St. Louis (1904). On both occasions, Dutch pottery manufacturers hoped to prolongate their international success.