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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

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A Gouda vase, Height 13cm together with a smaller example, height 7cm
Apr 21, 7:00 PM AEST
A Gouda vase, Height 13cm together with a smaller example, height 7cm
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Est: AUD50- AUD70
AUD604 Bids
Gouda Pottery White Pelican Figurine, crackle finish, matte or satin finish
Apr 21, 10:00 AM PDT
Gouda Pottery White Pelican Figurine, crackle finish, matte or satin finish
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $150- $200
$1200 Bids
Gouda Holland Schoonhoven Haven Pottery Vase gloss dual handles florals c1920
Apr 21, 10:00 AM PDT
Gouda Holland Schoonhoven Haven Pottery Vase gloss dual handles florals c1920
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $200- $250
$1500 Bids
Gouda pottery vase, 1900
Apr 19, 10:00 AM CEST
Gouda pottery vase, 1900
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €300- €900
€3000 Bids
SOUTH HOLLAND GOUDA VASE
Apr 17, 7:00 PM CEST
SOUTH HOLLAND GOUDA VASE
by Derksen Veilingbedrijf
Est: €40- €80
€400 Bids
GOUDA SOUTH HOLLAND 3 CACHEPOTS
Apr 17, 7:00 PM CEST
GOUDA SOUTH HOLLAND 3 CACHEPOTS
by Derksen Veilingbedrijf
Est: €50- €100
€500 Bids
SOUTH HOLLAND GOUDA
Apr 19, 2:00 PM CEST
SOUTH HOLLAND GOUDA
by Derksen Veilingbedrijf
Est: €0- €0
€50 Bids
GOUDA HOLLAND VASE
Apr 19, 2:00 PM CEST
GOUDA HOLLAND VASE
by Derksen Veilingbedrijf
Est: €50- €100
€500 Bids
GOUDA PLATEEL HOLLAND LID VASE
Apr 19, 2:00 PM CEST
GOUDA PLATEEL HOLLAND LID VASE
by Derksen Veilingbedrijf
Est: €80- €120
€800 Bids
GOUDA PLATEEL HOLLAND VASE
Apr 19, 2:00 PM CEST
GOUDA PLATEEL HOLLAND VASE
by Derksen Veilingbedrijf
Est: €50- €100
€500 Bids
ART NOUVEAU CERAMIC VASE OR BOWL FROM THE GOUDA FACTORY IN THE NETHERLANDS.
Apr 27, 11:00 AM CEST
ART NOUVEAU CERAMIC VASE OR BOWL FROM THE GOUDA FACTORY IN THE NETHERLANDS.
by Goldfield Auction
Est: €400- €700
€4000 Bids
VASE EN FAIENCE DE GOUDA, SOUTH HOLLAND, VERS 1900-1910.
Apr 27, 11:00 AM CEST
VASE EN FAIENCE DE GOUDA, SOUTH HOLLAND, VERS 1900-1910.
by Goldfield Auction
Est: €300- €600
€3000 Bids
REGINA GOUDA POTTERY 3-PIECE CABINET SET
Apr 19, 2:00 PM CEST
REGINA GOUDA POTTERY 3-PIECE CABINET SET
by Derksen Veilingbedrijf
Est: €40- €80
€400 Bids
Collection of Art Nouveau pottery, pair of stylised vases, dish Villeroy Boch and plate Gouda
Apr 21, 11:00 AM CEST
Collection of Art Nouveau pottery, pair of stylised vases, dish Villeroy Boch and plate Gouda
by Maison Jules Veilinghuis
Est: €120- €160
€1200 Bids
Lot Art Deco vases of crackled ceramics, Saint Clémant, AMC Belgium and picque-fleur Gouda, 1930s
Apr 21, 11:00 AM CEST
Lot Art Deco vases of crackled ceramics, Saint Clémant, AMC Belgium and picque-fleur Gouda, 1930s
by Maison Jules Veilinghuis
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
DUTCH ROYAL GOUDA HAND-PAINTED CERAMIC 'LOGARI' VASE & COVER
Apr 21, 10:00 AM CDT
DUTCH ROYAL GOUDA HAND-PAINTED CERAMIC 'LOGARI' VASE & COVER
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $200
$800 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Gouda Pottery


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Maison Jules Veilinghuis

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