Plateelfabriek Schoonhoven - Schoonhoven Keramiek
Schoonhoven pottery is very much "the Gouda style" in shape, design and some wonderful, vivid colours.
Started in 1920 by Tijs Visser, Tijs Volker and Kornelis Prins from the unfortunate demise (liquidation) of Plateelbakkerij De Rozenboom (1919-1920) in The Hague, Schoonhoven picked up the pieces and began production.
One of the most frequently found designs is 'Corel'. Others include 'Aida' (we know someone who is an avid collector of this particular pattern), 'Luna', 'Pelta', 'Jeno', 'Johnny(ij)', 'Dison', 'Largo', 'Roer' and many more. A black and white design can also be found called 'Fariet' (see Pictures 50 and 55 on the Collectors Galleries) and a similar but coloured 'Kleuren Fariet' (Colours or Coloured Fariet) or more commonly sen on marks as 'KL Fariet' which we have in our collection. See butter pats below.
Schoonhoven factory - Summer 2009.
Photo by Kim.
Still producing today in the same factory which is now known as Schoonhoven Keramiek. They have a highly dedicated workforce. The production work is done by a team of 22 employees. Over the past decades they expanded collaboration with outside artists and designers. They now produce a standard art collection that currently consists of more than 50 items and is growing every year.
VASE - SCHOONHOVEN - c.1925 "COREL" 11.0cm H by 12.0cm D
"Corel" has the typical Schoonhoven use of aqua, blue, lilac and yellow. It is a striking design, wonderful shape and the colours are bold. This piece, from our collection, is displayed on a table lit by an art deco lamp and is accompanied by two PZH pieces - "Emmy" and "Dimar". They complement one another superbly with their gorgeous colours.
Small jug - Schoonhoven - c.1929 "Jeno" 11.5cm H by 8.5cm D
Wonderful design and colours in the "Jeno" pattern. The aquamarine blue can be found on many Schoonhoven pieces. Decorator unknown.
In future our Schoonhoven collection pictures will be on the Gouda Gallery pages.
Here you can see two completely different examples of PZH Rembrandt pottery from our collection. The original Rembrandt factory (Potterij Rembrandt in Nijmegen) started in around 1906. PZH took over the factory in about 1925/1926 (as they did with several potteries), the moulds, name and markings of Rembrandt were kept.
Here you can see the marks. The coaster has the design reference HO 6, the spill vase/cigarette holder has HO 114. There were no definitive design/pattern names as in PZH just the reference 'HO' and then a number, with sometimes letters and occasionally a reference to 'Dec. 3' or 'Dec 6' presumably a decor name. The PZH Rembrandt logo was a two handled jug with the capital letter R between the handles. You can see a close up of the logo above. Very easy to recognise. Sometimes a round sticker was applied with 'Rembrandt Gouda' - the picture of course being that of the painter Rembrandt. The painter - initials 'R.J.' on the spill vase is unknown.
Spill vase or cigarette holder Rembrandt - Design HO 114 - 1926 8.5cm H x 8.5cm D Superb art deco design with ultramarine and aqua blue. Markings beautifully hand written.
Coaster Rembrandt - Design HO 6 - 1926 11.5cm D x 2.0cm D In perfect condition, the coaster with mustard yellow in fill and the typical Gouda painted dots.
Commorative wall plate - 1912 Rembrandt Factory Nijmegen 20.3cm Diameter A very rare and visually stunning commemorative item produced for the total solar eclipse of 17 April 1912. Painted at the Nijmegen factory. An example of this is in the Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen. The wording means - "the day becomes night". See two astronomical and space related De Porceleyne Fles plates here
Another example of an eclipse plate.
This has the Potterij Rembrandt stamped mark and not hand written.