Collectors Gallery 7 - Pictures 36 to 42
Picture 36 - here is a jug with, to say the least, an unusual handle! Kindly sent in by Becky from Virginia, USA. Here is what Becky had to say about it - "I looked at this piece in an antique store in New Baltimore, the store and everything in it was up for sale. I liked it at once but the condition put me off but finally I bought it. When I removed the horrid handle to make another one, I discovered that what seemed to be hairline cracks in the neck were actually just in the added glaze. After removing the handle, the jug had a good clean and is much more beautiful that it first seemed. I have located a photo of a Gouda jug that appears to be the same body style but different pattern with a loop handle. It looks about right to me. I suspect it is the glaze that will be the most difficult. I have a special fondness for Dutch pottery though my real interest has been the early tin-glazed pieces."
This is a wonderful story of how pottery does not have to be perfect for one to "fall in love" with it! We wish Becky luck with her handle restoration.
The piece stands 23.5cm high and is an example of PZH "Damascus III" pottery. Damascus III was born out of the original Damascus pattern in about 1917. This piece probably dates from around 1918 to 1920. The pattern is in a classic Art Nouveau style and was very popular.
Picture 36 Picture shows new handle Handle, shown on the right, now beautifully restored by Becky. Well done!
Pictures 37 to 41 - Richard & Trude Bonas from Indialantic, Florida, USA have sent some more from their collection of inkwells, you can see another one (Picture 9) on Collectors Gallery 2. Richard is the treasurer of the Society of Inkwell Collectors. If you want to look at their website click HERE or go to www.soic.com
In the popular "Beek" pattern, dated 1925 and painted by Arie Boom. Stands 9.5cm x 8.3cm.
A single guill hole inkwell with violet coloured finial. Pattern name "Zig" or "Zia"?The PZH logo can clearly be seen impressed. Dates at 1924 and was probably painted by Baukje Kwinkelberg. Remnants of a paper label can be seen. 8.3cm x 7.6cm.
Here below, the inkwell is attached to the base and is painted with a delightful tulip pattern called "Cottom" or "Cotton". Date is 1925 and the artist was most likely Johanna Kelder who worked for PZH from 1925 to 1932. Is some 9.0cm x 9.0cm x 12.7cm.
Picture 42 - Carolynne from Port Lincoln, South Australia has sent these pictures on behalf of her family and relatives. Carolynne says - "They were handed down to us from my grandmother who died earlier in the year. It seems they were given to my grandmother by her husbands fathers second wife!"
These stunning, large vases, which are a matching pair, are unusual in that they were made by a very small factory that only lasted about 23 years.The factory, in the town of Gouda, was owned by Cornelius Eduard Antheunis and was formed in about 1910 but closed in the early 1930's when the depression hit hard.
The "E.A" mark, underneath the 108 on the base pictures, identifies the company. The pattern name is "Viool" and dates about 1915 to 1920. You can see the remains of the original paper stamps. The flower pattern and intense colours are decorated to a high standard in a lovely high gloss glaze, typical of that early Gouda period - wonderful!
The dimensions are 24.0cm x 50.0cm.
Thanks to Becky, Richard & Trude and Carolynne and her family.