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Gouda Pottery

Gouda Pottery is one of the most popular ceramic designs to emerge from Northern Europe outside of Delftware. Its name hails from the region of Gouda in southern Holland, which became popular among potters thanks to its rich deposits of clay.

The area of Gouda has been a hub of pottery production since the mid-18th century, when vessels were primarily produced for utilitarian purposes. Pottery was elevated to an art form in the following century. Leading designers from PHZ (Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland) to Regina took to experimenting with glazing to create compelling designs.

Part of this rise in aesthetic treatment was due to the Art Nouveau movement, which stressed the artistry of design. Resulting were pottery pieces with eclectic and colorful patterns derived from organic and natural references that still resonate among collectors today.


Quick Facts

  • The different makers of the Gouda region can be distinguished by the maker’s marks that appear on each vessel. The PHZ mark, for example, resembles a miniature bell or clock tower with a rounded top
  • The most coveted designs from Gouda typically date to the '20s and '30s due to their brilliant color the experimentation with semi-matte glazes
  • If you’re a fan of Gouda pieces and are planning a trip to the Netherlands, make a note of the Museum Gouda, located east of The Hague and Rotterdam in the heart of the Netherlands

Recommended Items at Auction

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Sierbord art deco - Gouda - Holland - 1902
Dec 11, 2:00 PM CET
Sierbord art deco - Gouda - Holland - 1902
by SION Auctions
Est: €600- €800
€4000 Bids
Zenith Gouda Holland "Ruby" Porcelain Pitcher
Dec 04, 10:00 AM EST
Zenith Gouda Holland "Ruby" Porcelain Pitcher
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $150- $200
$700 Bids
An earthenware vase with polychrome decoration, marked Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland.
Dec 14, 6:30 PM CET
An earthenware vase with polychrome decoration, marked Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland.
by Medusa Auctioneers
Est: €100- €150
€1000 Bids
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Vintage Wynand Fockink Dutch Windmill Motif Jug Flask
Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Wynand Fockink Dutch Windmill Motif Jug Flask
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
Gouda Anita Pattern Vase
Dec 04, 1:00 PM EST
Gouda Anita Pattern Vase
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $125- $1,250
$1250 Bids
Gouda Vases - 2
Dec 17, 10:00 AM EST
Gouda Vases - 2
by Regency Auction House
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
Two Handle Vase
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
Two Handle Vase
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
Gouda Jug/Pitcher
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
Gouda Jug/Pitcher
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $175- $1,750
$1750 Bids
A Royal Gouda Vase
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A Royal Gouda Vase
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $75- $750
$700 Bids
A pottery vase, Unique decor. Jan Van Schaik. Plateel bakery South Holland. Gouda, circa 1920.
Dec 14, 6:30 PM CET
A pottery vase, Unique decor. Jan Van Schaik. Plateel bakery South Holland. Gouda, circa 1920.
by Medusa Auctioneers
Est: €80- €120
€800 Bids
A plate vase, decor Unique. Jan Van Schaik. Plateel bakery South Holland. Gouda, circa 1920.
Dec 14, 6:30 PM CET
A plate vase, decor Unique. Jan Van Schaik. Plateel bakery South Holland. Gouda, circa 1920.
by Medusa Auctioneers
Est: €80- €120
€800 Bids
Jugendstilvase Herinneringsbord, Plateelbakkerij Zuid Holland, Gouda
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CET
Jugendstilvase Herinneringsbord, Plateelbakkerij Zuid Holland, Gouda
by Leo Spik
Est: €700- €840
€5500 Bids
varia; 2 plateel siervazen met floraal decor , beide gemerkt Regina Gouda, circa 1915, h. 21 en 2
Dec 13, 7:00 PM CET
varia; 2 plateel siervazen met floraal decor , beide gemerkt Regina Gouda, circa 1915, h. 21 en 2
by Veilinghuis Van Spengen
Est: €75- €100
€700 Bids
Breetvelt, Henri (Gouda 1865-1923)
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CET
Breetvelt, Henri (Gouda 1865-1923)
by Leo Spik
Est: €900- €1,080
€7000 Bids
Breetvelt, Henri (Gouda 1864-1923)
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CET
Breetvelt, Henri (Gouda 1864-1923)
by Leo Spik
Est: €650- €780
€5000 Bids
Gouda Art Pottery flower center: flower frog lid, all over d
Dec 16, 10:00 AM EST
Gouda Art Pottery flower center: flower frog lid, all over d
by Roan Inc. Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
Ceramics Gouda: jug and dish
Dec 11, 1:30 PM CET
Ceramics Gouda: jug and dish
by Monsantic.com
Est: €80- €120
€800 Bids
Ceramic: Art Deco flower holder in earthenware Gouda Regina 288 candia W.B. (fel)
Dec 11, 1:30 PM CET
Ceramic: Art Deco flower holder in earthenware Gouda Regina 288 candia W.B. (fel)
by Monsantic.com
Est: €50- €100
€500 Bids

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