Michael's Gouda Collection - Part 2
Michael continues with his pictures and descriptions.
Although this is an advertising piece for a tobacco company instead of strictly being only a decorative item, it is highly unusual in that it depicts a stout merchant in 17th century clothing standing on a black and white tile pattern floor and surrounded by a swirling abstract pattern. I think the design quality is very good and can see why the tobacco vender used Ivora to create this humidor. I don't have much Ivora but really like the blue and yellow in this piece.
Four ewers - PZH - 23.0cm H
As you can see - all mould number 592/3
The four ewers were purchased separately but look great together since they share the same shape. I think the ewers are elegant and the shapes take the patterns very well. These four pieces epitomize what I like about Gouda because of the strong integrity of the designs and color choices.
"Damascus III" - 1915/1918
Decorated by Dirk van der Starre
Probably decorated by Karel van de Heuvel
Here with big brother is a really cute smaller ewer in "Kabani". Same date of 1929 and same decorator, Karel van de Heuvel. Note the mould number is 592/1. The "1" denoting the same shape as big brother but smaller mould size.
Small Kabani is 16.5cm high.
A big thank you to Michael for showing us some high quality pictures from his collection.
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