The great bold patterns of 1920's Gouda Art Pottery is what still makes it appealing today. This small pot with a lid is in the Sydney pattern. The bottom is hallmarked 1152 Sydney Gouda, with the classic Zuid house (all handpainted). Made in Holland It is in perfect condition with no cracks or other damage. The vase is about 6 inches high with the lid on (about 4 without), and 5 inches wide at its widest point. This vase was made circa 1920s. Beautiful handpainted pattern, featuring bold florals in cobalt blue with orange dots and a yellow center. The rim and base are decorated in a medium and dark brown, while the body shows vertical stripes in gold with black outlined daisies in a repeating pattern.
Gouda is a loose term to describe the style of Dutch pottery. At the end of the nineteenth century the emphasis moved to decorative wares, and for three decades beautiful art nouveau plates, vases and jugs were made by many factories in the town of Gouda in Holland.