Gouda copies, look-alikes, home workers, fakes or "made to deceive" - Part 3.

Just to remind you - "By showing these items from eBay or Marktplaats.nl (and other sites) we do not imply that the sellers had any knowledge they are/were fakes or made to deceive. They are shown as examples as we believe it is in every ones interest to see them."

The first one on this new page shows an item recently on Marktplaats.nl and it is a real mixture. Here a two handled vase with the 'date mark of 1923' makes out it is from PZH, however, the decor is a very bad imitation of an underglaze Zenith decor with a PZH mould number of 1165/22 that belongs to a plate! See here for a 1165 plate from our collection. The painters mark of the 'rounded E' is also made up. The dealer was asking Euro 250 for this 'remarkable piece'. When informed that it was a fake, the item was removed from Marktplaats.nl.




This 'Rozenburg' fake pitcher is a beauty! For sale on Marktplaats.nl. Described by Friggo Visser as - "in the category - how stupid can you be?"!

Look at Gouda Copies 17 second item - looks familiar?



This item was also on Marktplaats.nl - this time a very badly painted tile plaque and again a stupid PZH mark.




More vases from the same 'family' that seem to be in regular employment painting these PZH fake vases. See above and the other Gouda Copies pages for the identical style of marks. Note the style of the 'G' in Gouda and the recurring use of 'AB' as the 'painter'.








Another eBay vase probably the same 'family' painting these PZH fakes. This is not a PZH model vase and the model number 275 put on this fake is totally different to the real 275 vase - see picture below on right.





Watch out for these 'Colenbrander RAM' fake items! They can be seen in various shapes. Shown are typical backstamps. They are regularly on eBay and lots are on Marktplaats.nl. Often seen for sale in antique fairs. We saw one at the recent Antiques For Everyone at the NEC in Birmingham, England. They are thought to be made in Amsterdam and China, starting some 4 to 5 years ago. Probably still being made to this day.






A GeWi 'lookalike' wall plate in decor style, colours and glaze. However, this was not made by GeWi. Most probably done by an ex-Regina and GeWi painter. Full name will not be mentioned but initials are 'BB'. Date circa 1970's/1980's. See genuine GeWi wall plates from our collection here and here.




With grateful thanks to Friggo Visser, Joop Nobel, Ron Tasman, together with collectors worldwide for their input and keen observations.


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