April Showers - Part Four


Gouda Dutch Tall Jug-Form Vase with Hand-Painted Floral Glazed Decoration (LEO Design)


In honor of the Spring, we are sharing some of our florally-inspired items over the next several days.  Enjoy the season—including the flowers which delightfully distinguish the Spring.

The biggest problems with florals is that they are sometimes . . . florid.  So I collect flowers with caution.  This Gouda Dutch tall pitcher scratches my sweet spot.  Flowers, yes.  But the colors are restrained—dour even, in the best possible way.  Several shades of blue and a touch of mustard yellow are presented on an olive background.  Nothing "pops" unnecessarily.  In fact, the restrained palette creates a highly-sophisticated presentation.  It was made in Gouda, Holland, in 1922.  Imagine this piece as a "statement piece" counterpoint before a pale blue wall.  It could stand alone or with other ceramics which pick-up the glaze colors on the pitcher.  Click on the photo above to learn more about it.

More Springtime flowers tomorrow and in the days to come.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (www.LEOdesignNYC.com)

We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com).

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248