Posted 3 years ago
The pattern is called Oud Rhodesia or is it Old Rhodesia?
It has a deco feel to it. I have had it now for thirty years. When I first found it at a market one Saturday I puzzled over the marks. At that time research on Gouda marks was rather sketchy and not all of the year marks were known. The three lines with a cross-hatch was one of these unknowns. I only learnt about the date of 1954 about ten years ago. Up until then I thought it might have been from the thirties. I still do not know about the artists mark. I have seen the design on quite a few different shapes. This form I believe to be a gin bottle and it may well have had a round ceramic top with a cork as a stopper.
It retains the original green/silver label used from 1950 -1955.
A similar vase is thought to have been painted by Johann van Kersbergen.