Gouda Dutch Art Pottery

Gouda pottery in Australia:

An Australian advertisement from 1912 described the Gouda pottery in glowing terms:
The distinguishing feature of this unique art ware is its remarkably hard body, original pleasing forms, and novel color scheme. Few artists have dared to introduce such striking contrasts; yet everything is in harmony. The color combinations lend themselves effectively to the quaintness of the forms and old world style of decorations.

Quite a few PZH Gouda decors were inspired by wellknown Australian Icons and many of those were sold directly into Australia by the makers.
Gouda Waratah Charger

This PZH Waratah plate is a nice example.
For some advertisements on how Gouda was sold here in Australia , click   HERE

Of course also over the years Gouda pottery made it into Australia because immigrants brought it with them.
Overall Gouda pottery is not very well known in Australia. Everyone knows about Gouda cheese and Delft, but not many are aware of this type of pottery.
And out of the few people that know about this type of pottery, even fewer know that some of it was specifically made to be sold in Australia. The Laughing Jackass decor featuring a Kookaburra was one of them,
they were  marketed in Australia under the name: Dutch Art Pottery.
Gouda Jackass pottery marks

Also special dedicated decors were produced for our Southern neighbour, i.e. New Zealand. Wall plates were produced with decors of a Kiwi-bird and of the Tui-bird.

I have bought many nice examples of Gouda down here in Australia, it exists but is not as widespread as in Holland or the USA.

For much more about these decors, click   HERE

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