This is an exceptionally charming set of three Dutch stoneware ceramics with that slightly primitive finish in beautiful colors.
A closed top cream Mobach bud vase measures 8cm x 9cm (3.1in x 3.5in)
A mottled cream off white beaker or goblet vase measuring 9.5cm x 6cm (3.7in x 2.4in)
My favorite deep blue over brown mottled beaked or vase on a slight pedestal and measuring 11.5cm x 6cm (4.5in x 2.4in)
There isn’t a factory called Gouda pottery; the pottery is called that because the main factories were in Gouda. Gouda is the generic term used for all the pottery factories in Holland other than Delftware.
The area around Gouda had clay to make pots, which is why most of the factories settled there. A lot of the clay also came from England. The Dutch started producing clay pipes about 1740, and some of the factories that produced clay pipes turned to making pottery because there was demand.
This style of pottery was pioneered in about 1898 by a company called Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland, or PZH. Around 1910 when they discovered a new process to produce matte glazed pottery. It was known as the Rhodian process. It was known as matte glazed pottery. Many flowery and curvaceous designs ensued.
Trio od Dutch Stoneware Vases