Gouda copies, look-alikes, home workers, in the 'Gouda style', fakes or 'made to deceive'.
With the tremendous success of PZH in the 1920's and 1930's, it is not surprising that other companies wanted a share of the prize. It is not our intention to belittle these other factories. We show them as part of the world-wide influence Dutch pottery had. If anyone doubts their "Gouda" please tell us and send some pictures.
By showing these items from eBay (and other sites) we do not imply that all the sellers had any knowledge they are/were fakes or made to deceive. They are shown as examples as we believe it is in everyones interest to see them. There is a seller on eBay who regularly sells these 'fake - made to deceive' items - see the PZH fake spider decors and Porceleyne Fles tiles. It is not our place here on this site to judge online auction sites and the sellers, however, if you are unsure about any item or description on eBay then contact us. Remember - "caveat emptor - let the buyer beware". So please "be aware"!
Note from eBay to sellers - "If the product you're selling bears the name or logo of a company, but it wasn't made or endorsed by that company, don't list it on eBay."
eBay (and other sites) - fakes - made to deceive - call them what you will.
These items have been for sale on eBay (can also be seen occasionally on Marktplaats.nl) as genuine Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland. The painting is very crude (to say the least!) and the base marks are false Zuid-Holland. No genuine Zuid-Holland marks or painters signature in these styles exist. Possibly painted by an employee as supplementary earnings at home. Obviously done by the same hand, look at the style of the bird on Pictures 1, 2 and 3.
Here below a Plateelbakkerij De Distel fake. This is a copy of a real Distel mould - M207A - by the designer Bert Nienhuis. A typical example of "sjabloon" - the decor is stencilled on. To the right is the genuine item. We are grateful to Friggo Visser for the information.
Here below another "made to deceive" amphora with false PZH markings.
This is actually a Regina amphora model - M33/3 - which you can see in the picture on the right. PZH had no mould number P 512 of this shape. The decor is clearly an "adapted copy" of a Rozenburg decor. Pictures from the book are shown below. See 'Rozenburg 1883-1917', Haags Gemeentemuseum - pages 208 and 209!
We are grateful to several collectors from Holland and the USA who have contacted us about this "made to deceive" item seen on eBay.
This is the original decor from the Rozenburg book.
'Rozenburg 1883-1917', Haags Gemeentemuseum - page 209.
Falsified PZH markings. See the year mark with no month.
Below - Zuid-Holland fakes from the same "family" as the one above. The correct Zuid-Holland model number of 620 is a slim cylindrical shape. Not this double gourd shape. The year mark of 1920 is missing the month number - something that very rarely happened. The green colour was never done this way by PZH. It is another imitation of a Rozenburg spider and web decor originally by Sam Schellink. Once more we are grateful to collectors and museum experts from Holland and the USA who have contacted us about this "made to deceive" item seen on eBay.
We repeat our wording from above - "By showing these items from eBay (and other sites) we do not imply that the sellers had any knowledge they are/were fakes or made to deceive. They are shown as examples as we believe it is in everyones interest to see them."
The correct PZH 620 model is not this shape as seen on the left.
On the right is model 620.
Yet another one. Falsified PZH markings. The '6 dots' marks never existed with PZH. Looks like the same painter in style. A big thank you to Adam, Barbara, David, Henk, Jan, Hotze & Elly, Joe, Friggo and all collectors for pictures and information. We have tremendous responses from Gouda Copies pages. Thank you for all of your comments. Paul's Japanese 'Gouda'Gouda Copies Part 2