Collectors Gallery 4 - Pictures 15 to 22
Picture 15 Picture 16
Pictures 15 & 16 - kindly sent by Doreen & George Gallimore from Merseyside, England.
Doreen tells us - "We 'discovered' Gouda at the beginning of the year following our interest in Dutch Delftware. The more we see and read about it, the more interesting it becomes."
Picture 15 - the delightful small two handled bowl from PZH, is in the 'Moorisch' pattern and is very reminiscent of 'Rhodian'. The artist is Bernardus Wilhelmus Meijer. He worked from 1921 to 1930. This piece is dated 1923.
Picture 16 - a small 9.0cm high pinched neck vase. 'Emmy' (which can often be seen as Emmij) is a classic pattern. It has all the typical Gouda attributes and was a popular design. From PZH and dated 1923. The "Andree" vase from our collection has the same shape.
Pictures 17 & 18, (below left & centre) - sent by Leona.
Leona says - "I fell in love with these two vases when I saw them at a garage sale about five years ago. They were fun to collect and hope I will find other Gouda pottery. My family and that of my husband are from Holland. I feel it is important to keep our ancestral heritage as a part of family life. May I also say that you have a wonderful website and it is a joy to find."
The flower patterned "Bertino" design vases, date from c.1950. The artist is most likely A.van der Star who worked from 1946 to 1952. They are a matching pair and quite small at 7.6cm tall.
Picture 17 Picture 18 Picture 19
Picture 19, (above right) - from Henk Veentjer of the Netherlands. Henk tells us that this huge plant pot, decorated in the "Victor" pattern and dated 1925, is in need of repair. It stands some 22.0cm tall by 30.0cm diameter at the widest point. The pot opening is 25.0cm in diameter.
Henk says, "The previous owner dropped it and glued the fragments together. At first sight this 3-D puzzle looks quite well but I will have to do a lot of repair work on it."
Pictures 20, 21 & 22 below - from Debra Woods of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
No base markings Picture 20 Picture 21 Picture 22
These pieces have a great story as Debra explains - "The clock and vases were inherited from my Dutch great-grandfather who, it is believed, inherited them from a relation in the 1950's, just before my grandparents and their six children migrated to Australia. They were originally farmers in Uden, Holland. Our Dutch family name is Van De Loop. My father, who was 18 when he came to Australia, can remember them being quite 'old' even then. Unfortunately one of the vases and the clock have been broken and repaired several times but we do not know when - nevertheless - they still hold much value personally as I have some part of my Dutch family history with me." Debra says that she will try and find out more about the history of the pieces and we will then include this.
This stunning clock, decorated with stylised flowers and insects, is from the Rozenburg factory and was made sometime between 1899 and November of 1900. You can see the "anchor" symbol to the left of the stork. This is the mark for 1899 - November 1900. The model number inscribed underneath is 392.
The dimensions are 34cm wide at the base and 31cm high. The Rozenburg factory, founded by Wolff von Gudenburg, started out in 1883 and lasted until 1916. Chief designer was the famous Theodoor Christiaan Adriaan Colenbrander. The factory was famous for its "eggshell porcelain". Patterns of birds, flowers and insects were its hallmark. It is widely accepted that Rozenburg had a profound influence on much of the subsequent Gouda styles.
The vividly coloured and very "voguish deco" vase (Picture 21) was made in 1925. Unfortunately the base marks of the other vase (Picture 22) have been obliterated but it will be from the same period, possibly earlier. Both are 27.5cm tall by 10.5cm in diameter. You will agree that these three pieces are all fine examples and despite the damage, visually impressive.
Here the clock and two vases are shown on a mantlepiece. A side view of the clock highlights the beautifully applied detail of insects and flowers.
Thanks Doreen & George, Leona, Henk and to Debra and her family for the pictures and personal thoughts. It is much appreciated, not only by us, but by other collectors who mail to say they also enjoy looking at them. Keep them coming in.