Holland. Dated around 1920's, this vase has the no damage and is in excellent condition.
The 'house' is the logo of the factory - Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland which was founded in the town of Gouda in southern Holland. There are numbers which refer to the model or mold and initials of the artist.
Excellent condition. No chips or cracks. Approx 6.5" tall.
The Netherlands is comprised of some 11 provinces. The picturesque town of Gouda is in the Southern Province at the confluence of the Gouwe and Hollandsche Ijssel rivers. Geographically it lies midway between Utrecht and Rotterdam."Collectors Weekly: Can you tell us a bit about the history of Gouda pottery?Lonsdale: There isn't a factory called Gouda pottery; the pottery is called that because the main factories were in Gouda. Gouda (pronounced how-da) is the generic term we use for all the pottery factories in Holland all Dutch pottery other than Delftware, that is.The area around Gouda had clay to make pots, which is why most of the factories settled there. A lot of the clay also came from England. The Dutch started producing clay pipes about 1740, and some of the factories that produced clay pipes turned to making pottery because there was demand. They didn't do it for love; they did it for profit. People wanted pottery for their home.This style of pottery was pioneered in about 1898 by a company called Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland, or PZH, but they didn't produce the type of pottery that you see on our website. That wasn't made until about 1910 when they discovered a new process to produce matte glazed pottery. It was known as the Rhodian process, which is actually the name of one of the most popular decors. It was known as matte glazed pottery." http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/an-interview-with-gouda-pottery-collector-stuart-lonsdale/