A Flying Carpet Ride

Gouda Dutch "Orientalist" Hand-Painted Bud Vase (LEO Design)

Although this piece of art pottery is Dutch, not Middle Eastern, its bold, stylized decoration is reminiscent of an Oriental tapestry.  Made in Gouda, east of The Hague, in the 1910’s or 1920’s, it is a great example of European Orientalism. Its rich, autumnal tones and “Klimt-ian” swirls (on the slender neck) make this one of my favorite pieces of Dutch art pottery now in-store.