Gouda copies, look-alikes, home workers, fakes or "made to deceive" - Part 7.

The first item is owned by Ben from Holland who tells us - "We bought this is 1988 but up to contacting Gouda-Design did not know it was a fake. However we still like it. Please use the photos to inform other collectors about the risks of buying such items." Look at the marks in particular the 'G' in Gouda and you will see the same style as in previous items of Gouda Copies. Many thanks Ben for allowing us to use the pictures.




All the pieces below were on Marktplaats in April or May 2009.

First three the usual Colenbrander stuff. See on right the common mark used on all these.

Middle a Velsen fake.

Bottom pelican (pelikaan) model same as the one on Gouda Copies 5.









Here a selection of more fakes seen on Marktplaats in May. Note the same 'painters hand' as many other fake marks. The shape of the 'G', etc.








This is one of the best fakes/frauds seen so far on on Marktplaats - a real mixture of factories. A piedestal and cachepot which originated as either a PZH or Ivora biscuit item. This has then been well painted with a Gouda 'matte vogel' (matte bird') decor of the late 1920's, in a manner typical of the Ivora factory style. However, this has a Haga (Purmerend) mark. This mark and all the markings are all from the wrong pieces! The 'Decor 33' is in reality a Paysage (landscape) decor and mould number 1513 is not in either the Haga or Purmerend catalogues. The date is also incorrect by about 20 years as no piedestal in this decor has ever been seen before 1906. This item currently on Marktplaats (June 14 2009) is a real sophisticated fake and was well spotted by Dennis van den Hoek. With grateful thanks to him and Friggo Visser.




This is an awful fake of a very rare PZH Chris van der Hoef decor vase. The vase base is unmarked so the seller has referred to a picture of the 'same decor' which was in a Dutch art book on an auction of Art Nouveau and Art Deco ceramics. One can see this is not a genuine incrustation technique but a badly painted (possibly using a stencil) copy on a white glazed vase which possibly came from Germany or Belgium. With grateful thanks for the erudite comments and information from our friend Friggo Visser.






With thanks to Joop Nobel, Friggo Visser, Ron Tasman, Ben and all other vigilant collectors around the world.


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