Gouda is a style of Dutch pottery named after the city of Gouda. Gouda pottery gained worldwide prominence in the early 20th century and remains highly desirable to collectors today. Gouda pottery is diverse and visually distinctive in appearance, typically illustrated with colourful and highly decorated Art Nouveau or Art Deco designs. Four vases: Laurie (1923), Mary (1923), Vlam (1921) and bottle-shaped vase with slender neck (c.1925)
“Bottle Vase” was completed late in Voulkos’ career and calls on a Japanese wood firing technique typical of his work from this period in his life. He crossed the traditional divide between ceramics and fine art, as seen in this simple vase with gradient dark and light pigmentation.
Wedgwood Solid Blue Jasper Bough Pot and Cover, England, 19th century, applied white relief with Dancing Hours figures to an orange peel textured ground bordered with foliage, the pierced cover adorned with florets, impressed mark, ht. 5 7/8 in.
Hand-built stoneware brazier or lantern in verdigris engobe, Alfred, NY; Signed T. Randall; 8 3/4" x 10";