Collectors Gallery 29 - Pictures 136, 137 & 138.
Picture 136 - Simon, who sent the pictures of this very colourful Amphora-Holland vase tell us - "My dad told me his mum bought this vase from a jumble sale around 1957 in Epsom, Surrey, England. We are pleased that at last we know more about the factory that made it. It is a very large vase and stands about 42.0cm tall by some 27.0cm at the widest point."
Made by Tegel- en Faiencefabriek Amphora-Holland founded in Oegstgeest in 1907 to 1933. The decor is a matte floral called 'Orchide' (the Orchid) and is known as the 'RAM style' of decor after similar ones by the Plateelbakkerij Ram factory. M-605 is the model number and the date is circa 1925. It has not been signed by a painter. The 'X' is probably just a code connected to the type of glaze used etc.
Picture 137 - Joe from Ontario, Canada, presents this beautifully painted PZH wallplate. Joe explains - "Normally my collecting passion is clocks but I found this wallplate and could not resist purchasing it. This is my very first Gouda piece and after studying your wonderful web site, I may just have to start collecting these as well! Being of Dutch descent the scene particularly grabbed my attention. I especially love the colours and the unique combination of pattern and landscape. It has already found that special place on the wall and it won't be my last piece of Gouda! Thank you for your great website Stuart & Kim."
Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland wallplate painted by Franciscus Gerardus IJsselstein. He worked for PZH from 1917 to 1928. There is no decor name but the outer rim decoration is decor 'Rhodian'. Date is circa 1917. The numbers 0165/1/503 are the model/shape numbers - the 503 number possibly indicating the decor. You can see the model number 0165 impressed into the base. Diameter is 38.0 cm.
Picture 138 - Marcus from Ampang, Malaysia has a story to tell about this inkwell he inherited. "The inkwell came from the possesions of my great grandfather Johann Wilhelm Mueller. He migrated from Germany to Malaysia and married a Thai lady, then after many years of being childless, adopted a Chinese child. Many of the personal artifacts he brought from Germany were sadly lost during the Japanese occupation of Malaysia during WW2. My great grandfather was someone that I knew so little of but he contributed much to my family heritage and I am so pleased that I now know about the inkwell and the meaning of the markings. Thank you indeed for the information!"
In 1926 after the demise of the Potterij (Pottery) Rembrandt factory in Nijmegen, PZH bought the Rembrandt 'pot logo'. The one you can see on the base with the two handles. So this inkwell was made in Gouda by Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland. PZH continued to use the name of 'Pottery Rembrandt' but placed an 'R' inside the pot logo.This was probably a marketing ploy by PZH as people would think it was still made by Pottery Rembrandt.
The decor and model of the inkwell is the 'HO13' - PZH did not use names for these items. Date is 1926 and was painted by Gerardus Visser.
With thanks to Simon, Joe and Marcus.
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