Posted 12 years ago
Another Dutch piece; but this time by the Arnhemsche Faïencefabriek.
The Arnhemsche Faïencefabriek was one of the leading factories of what is called GOUDA Pottery. Founded in 1903 by the famous brothers Jacob and Klaas Vet who were educated at the Brantjes factory in Purmerend and Distel in Amsterdam, their company produced beautiful ornamental pottery.
This vase probably dates to the c. 1915. The factory closed in 1928.
This vase is marked at the bottom with an underglaze factory mark: a cockerel and ARNHEM. Over the glaze is the pattern name PALMET and a painters initial I.K.(intertwined) and mouldnumber 103.
I like the shape of this vase. I believe it was created by Philip van Praag (1887-1942). It reminds me of the Alfred Read Freeform "pop-corn" shapes later produced at Poole pottery in the fifties.