Posted 6 years ago
Goedewaagen, Koninklijke Hollandse Pijpen- en Aardewerkfabriek dates back to 1610. It is the largest of the ceramics factories in Gouda. This is a second jug from the factory that was designed by 'someone' during the years of the Great Depression.
During the time period the factory was lead by Willem Hendrik van Norden (1883-1978). Once they were called in Dutch "crisis-aardewerk" i.e. Depression pottery.
But these days they are being referred to as "Experimenteel Kunstaardewerk" (Experimental Art Pottery). Design was important rather than decoration.
I just love the handle on this jug!
On the bottom it reads: ROYAL GOEDEWAAGEN/GOUDA/HOLLAND/MADE IN/HOLLAND.
There is an impressed 481 - a design number I think.
H: 10 cm or 4"
I still do not know who designed this jug!