Museum de Moriaan in Gouda.
Now Museum Gouda.
Sadly the famous De Moriaan Museum is no longer the main museum housing Gouda pottery. The pottery has moved to Museum Gouda which can be found behind Grote or St. Jans Kerk (Great or Saint John Church) with the museum shop entrance on Oosthaven 9.
In April 2007 the museum became a museum of National Pharmaceutical and Apothecary under the direction of Museum Gouda.
The Gouda pottery and other items have moved to a display area in Museum Gouda / Het Catharina Gasthuis en De Moriaan. Rumours have been circulating for some time suggesting the museum may close and move to a smaller building.
See pictures below.
Pictures taken October 2008 by Kim Lindley.
A magnificent and very large vase made specifically for display to show the quality of Zuid-Holland wares.
The decor is "Orchidée".
Painted by W.P. Hartgring, whose actual signature is on the body of the vase.
See close up picture below taken by Kim.
Model number 534.
Decor number 389.
A huge 105cm tall.
Below - a tantalising glimpse of some hidden Gouda. There are hundreds of items. An honour to be allowed to see the archives. Our thanks to Hans Vogels & Dick Bode.
All photos by Kim Lindley.