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designs and colours of Gouda pottery are simply stunning as can
be seen from these examples. They are a very small part of our
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, Nico van Eijk, 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.
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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.
have only a memory, dear Barbara
We cherish our whole life through
But the sweetness will live forever
As we treasure the memory of you
Alida Walraven - de Wit
August 1959 - 24 February 2018
are deeply saddened by the passing of a very dear friend from
the Netherlands, Barbara Walraven.
Barbara was always loving and kind to us on our many visits to
see her and husband René. Sharing together our passion
of Dutch pottery and her vast knowledge and expertise of Ivora,
which culminated in the Ivora exhibition at Museum Gouda in 2015.
Maybe another of the reasons we saw her so much was for the wonderful
dinners she always cooked! We will never forget her generosity
extend our deepest sympathy to our dear friend her husband René,
the boys Pieter & Léon and the entire family.
pain is shared with them at this sad time.
Made in Holland: 400 years a global brand.
Keramiek Museum Princessehof, Leeuwarden.
in Holland: 400 years a global brand is part of Leeuwarden-Fryslân
European Capital of Culture 2018. It will open on June 2, 2018
and run until June 20, 2019.
development and distribution of ceramic techniques and products
from the Netherlands. Highlights of European ceramics from Chinese
porcelain to Delftware. Production of English creamware in the
Netherlands, the Dutch use of Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles
plus Netherlands famous export product - Dutch design.
collectors, the "lookalikes" such as James Plant from
England, Japanese, Belgium and Czechoslovakian examples are well
known to us. Many can be seen here on our website Gouda-Design. If
you have any James Plant, Japanese or Belgium PZH "lookalikes",
preferably the green background ones, the museum would be interested
in hearing from you.
Bert-Jan Baas by email at email@example.com or Karin Gaillard
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.
forthcoming new books on Plateelbakkerij Zenith. The main book
(in Dutch) will be released next year 2019, no precise date as
yet. As a taster to whet your appetite, two paperbacks will be
available, one in Dutch and a version in English. These are due
for release in September this year (2018) when 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.
information will be here when final details and updates emerge.
Gouda Sculptures Part 2
new book by Johan Karelse is out in December. 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
to order can be downloaded from here. You 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.
|| The new book on Regina
pottery by our dear friend Joop Nobel. Note - this is now
Bert Nienhuis bowl on eBay. See Gouda Copies 19.
new book of Gouda Sculptures by Johan Karelse out now. See above.
from Canada, has added new pieces to his Decor Breetvelt collection.
See here for the new page.
Rozenburg vase from an internet site. For sale from a dealer
in the USA. See Gouda Copies 19 for
fake Colenbrander RAM vases are appearing on Marktplaats.nl.
Don't be fooled by the bids! One recently on eBay USA but the
seller was informed and removed the item.
ESKAF vase on eBay. Thanks to eagle eyed Dutch collectors. See
Dennis, super article on the birth of Rozenburg
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- the site does not contain a list of all the decors. Zuid-Holland
and the other Dutch pottery factories had many hundreds between
your decor is not here, it does not mean it is rare or a fake.
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