Collectors Gallery 20 - Pictures 88 to 92
Picture 88 - Linda from here in the UK is the proud owner of this 1920 vase. Linda tells us - "We purchased this in Brussels about 15 years ago. It stands 30.5cm high and has a figure in a snowy landscape. The rim and base are chocolate brown and the figure appears to be walking away from the viewer. We are very fond of the vase and most people who see it comment on it. It has a slight chip on the base but this has never bothered us."
Many early Zuid-Holland pieces depicted Dutch country life, farming, animals and so on. These scenes were all called 'Paysage' from the French for "landscape". Paysage was first developed by Zuid-Holland before the First World War. The artist was Johannes Wilhelmus van Schaick. Schaick worked for Zuid-Holland on various dates from 1910 to 1951 and was one of the real true artists of PZH who also became a designer.
A cold winter scene of a man walking his dog through he woods - beautifully captured for our enjoyment by Schaick.
Picture 89 & 90 - Judith from the Netherlands here shows three items from her collection.
Judith says - "These pictures are from our little Gouda collection. The Regina ones from the 1920's are not in good condition and you can see a crack on the Darla base - but we still love them. The holy waterjug is from Goedewaagen and may have been designed by W.Harzing. We are grateful to Friggo Visser, conservator at Royal Goedewaagen, who has told us the jug has a top missing and it will date from 1935."
The Regina "Darla" is 33.0cm high by 35.0cm diameter and "Impero" is 25.0cm high and 21.0cm diameter.
Picture 91 - Liz from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire in the UK, has an amusing and 'colourful' tale about her little Delft pot. Liz explains - "This small pot, for the last five or so years, has stored my water-colour paint brushes. Recently out of curiosity I looked at the base marks and asked Stuart & Kim about the name Aurora Workum. I was very surprised to find that it could be quite collectable. I bought it years ago at a car boot stall and although I would not call myself a collector, I do have a fondness for blue and white china. I am very fond of it and knowing the history, it now resides on my display shelf - I feel it has earned long rest!"
"The pot is 8.0cm in height and 26.5cm round and is in near perfect condition with no chips cracks or crazing."
This small pot is from Pottenbakkerij Aurora - Workum which was founded before WW2 and closed in 1995. They made good quality tin-glazed, hand-made and hand-painted wares. Probably dates to around the 1950's. Later 1970's marks had a "rising sun" logo with radiating lines. Basically the mark says "hand made, hand painted".
See another Aurora Workum on George & Doreen's Dutch Delftware 3.
Picture 92 - an early example of the Zuid-Holland "Damascus" decor on this fine bulbous jug (kan). John from Nottingham here in the UK says - " I bought this piece at a local auction and although it was very dull and dirty, a good (careful) clean in mild soapy water and it just came to life."
One of the first matte-glaze decors from Zuid-Holland. So radical were these decors and glazes, that often no marks directly identifying Zuid-Holland could be found on the backstamp.
This lovely jug, model number 075, is from around 1910 to 1917. Measures some 23.0cm high by 20.5cm diameter.
Picture 92 Thank you Linda, Judith, Liz and John. Grateful thanks also to our friend Friggo Visser.