Gouda CopiesPaul's Collection Part 2
Paul's Japanese 'Gouda'
collection - Part 1.
Paul from Canada travels
all over the world and here he shows some of his fascinating
collection of Japanese 'Gouda' look-alikes.
Paul writes - "I love Gouda
pottery but I cannot always afford it! So many years ago I decided
to collect Japanese copies of Gouda. I think they look wonderful,
the price is right and up to now the variety available seems
endless. So far I have over 30 pieces all of which are different.
They have a price range of $2.00 to $50.00 maximum. Mostly found
in thrift shops, flea markets, consignment stores, garage sales
and even on eBay. They show up in the most unlikely places! I
am a flight attendant with Air Canada and after 32 years of flying
domestic & international, I have found these all over the
world. For some strange reason I found most pieces in Winnipeg,
Manitoba. I do not know why that is so - perhaps Winnipeg was
the home of a distributor."
left - two of my latest pieces. The large (19.7cm tall) one was
found in a garage sale. The smaller one is only 7.6cm. Stamped
'Made in Japan'.
right - a 'Luxor Art Pottery' mark. 8.3cm tall.
- two identical models with very similar decors. One base stamped
'Made in Japan' the other is not marked. Both 12.7cm tall by
shape and decor on this tiny 8.3cm vase.
- the wonderful blue colour makes the decor on this double gourd
vase really stand out. Stamped 'Finest China - Made in Japan'
with crown device. It is some 19.0cm high by 10.2cm wide.
- The 'Hongan' stamp seen on this 18.0cm tall handled vase.