to all collectors and admirers of Dutch Gouda Art Pottery &
20th Century Delftware
original and finest site for all your Dutch Art Pottery information
designs and colours of Gouda pottery are simply stunning as can
be seen from these examples here on the right. They are a very
small part of our collection.
live in the County of Yorkshire here in the UK and warmly welcome
Gouda collectors from wherever you live in the world.
reason for this site is to share with you our love of collecting
Gouda pottery. It contains a selection from our collection, we
believe unique in the United Kingdom, plus pictures, articles
and information from collectors around the world. Some may not
like the format but we made it to look and feel like a reference
book with pages and an index (this page).
try to answer questions to the best of our knowledge but remember
there is still a huge amount unknown about Gouda pottery. We
neither claim perfection nor a closed mind.
must mention the ceaseless support of our friends from all over
Holland - Joop & Ria Nobel, Barbara & René Walraven,
Henk Wolffensperger & José van Bragt, Bert-Jan Baas,
Peter & Trudie Bierens, Bert & Joke Holthuysen, Friggo
Visser & Johan Karelse.
very special thanks to Ron Tasman for unflagging continued help
and support with many of our questions! Special thanks also to
Hotze & Elly Barendse, Patrick van den Berg, Dick & Nel
Bode, Rick Erickson, Peter Cameron, Doreen & George Gallimore,
Dennis van den Hoek & family, Egbert Hughes, Jan & Riet
Peddemors, Phyllis Ritvo, David Tonge, Henk Veentjeer, Arlene
& Lee Van de Wetering. Royal Goedewaagen & all the staff.
Hans Vogels at Museum Gouda in Gouda & all the staff. The
staff at Royal Delft, in particular Jessica Wallien - van Erkel.
Saskia van den Berg & staff from the Purmerends Museum. To
all other museums in Holland, in the UK and all those people
who have wished to remain anonymous - they are from all over
the world - a big thank you.
has global interest. From photographs and questions you send,
some magnificent pieces exist all around the world. We receive
queries and photographs constantly and through our contacts have
made some wonderful friends. Countries, Provinces & States,
total of 148 at present, that have contacted us for information,
accessed the site or sent pictures, can be found at this link.
is provided simply for you by two dedicated collectors for the
love of collectors. You say keep the site simple, bright, colourful,
enjoyable and with lots of pictures - so we do. Enjoy your visit
and return soon.
use the home button, seen on every page, to
come back to the main menu - simple!
collection began from a small vase inherited from Stuart's mother.
It came from a glass and china shop where she worked in the 1920's
and 1930's. Imagine the Art Nouveau and Art Deco pottery that
must have been on display. If only we could travel back in time!
know the saying about 'a bull in a china shop'. Well it seems
the shop was across the road from an abattoir. One day in 1930
a bull escaped and blundered into the shop doorway causing some
panic before being captured. Quite true - we can assure you!
decor name on the base marks but we know it is 'Linote' - one
of the classic PZH designs. Date is 1929. Slight chip on the
rim. No idea if the chip was on the vase back in 1930 - perhaps
it was the bull!
image or here for details.
of information & interest.
& other Dutch pottery from our collection. Some links not
yet active ~ others link to 'Bits & Bobs'.
features and information from collectors'.
pictures from around the world - now in 34 galleries.
look at the Collectors' Index Page as there are many clickable
thumbnails leading to larger pictures in the galleries.
links on our collection pages pictures are not yet active.
on Catawiki in October 2020.
by 'experts'? Don't think so.
fake/made to deceive. See Gouda Copies for other examples of
these, all with the same or nearly same decor. They have been
'doing the rounds' for many years!
Muller and the Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland ~ (1898-1936).
exhibition Museum Gouda.
exhibition has ended but you can still see the pictures we took
by clicking on the link below.
a page with more information and pictures of the opening on Saturday
compliment the exhibition there will be a double issue of Vormen
uit Vuur, one of the leading magazines on ceramics. You can find
information here on the
Museum Gouda website.
Update April 2021 - We now believe that the
publication has been cancelled. Any updates will appear
forthcoming new books on Plateelbakkerij Zenith. The main book
(in Dutch) will be released in 2019, no precise date as yet (see
new update). As a taster to whet your appetite, two paperbacks
will be available, one in Dutch and a version in English. A promotional
launch is being planned to be held in Museum Gouda.
main book of some 400 pages (in Dutch) will cover everything
you ever wanted to know about Zenith pipes and plateel. It will
include a full colour catalogue of around 200 pages with some
1200 photos. Included (amongst many other items) will be a photo
list of plateel decors, Delft Blue patterns, retro designs, household
items, a complete list of everyone who ever worked at Zenith
along with their occupations, dates of service and a small selection
of accompanying personnel photos. A lot of the information in
the book has come from collections of catalogues, price lists,
advertising and recollections of various staff members. Decorator
marks and factory marks will also be included.
Gouda Sculptures Part 2
new book by Johan Karelse. This is Part 2 of Johan's highly successful
first book of Gouda figurines. Available in a very limited number
of 200! To see a flyer (in Dutch) and how
to order can be downloaded from here.
will need a PDF reader to download the page. You can contact
the publishers and pre-order from them at - http://www.primaverapers.nl. The
ISBN number to order is 978-90-5997-253-7. Or simply type in
'Plateel' in the search box.
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- the site does not contain a list of all the decors. Plateelbakkerij
Zuid-Holland and other Dutch pottery factories had many hundreds
between them, loads of them are still unknown. If your decor
is not here, it does not mean it is rare or a fake. We can't
show you all of them!