New European Ceramics – part XI

Gouda Dutch Hand-Painted Covered Jar (LEO Design)

I buy a fair bit of early 20th Century Dutch ceramics, especially from the Gouda region of the Netherlands.  And, every now and then, I come across a piece that is just a little different—such as the ceramic covered jar, pictured above.  Made in the 1910’s or 1920’s—in that nexus of the Art Nouveau and the Art Deco—it has a hand-painted floral design that is more stately than saccharine.  And the black and olive ground coloring adds an unusual bit of gravitas for a small, sweet piece decorated with painted flowers.  It would make a lovely place to keep a few precious objects or, perhaps, the remains of a beloved, departed four-footed friend.

This is but one piece of several European shipments of art pottery, just received at LEO Design.  Please come into the shop to see the full collection or peruse our on-line shop. 

More newly-acquired European art pottery tomorrow.


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