Artist not determined, after 1918

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime after 1918

Artist not determined, 1908 to 1917

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918

Artist not determined, before 1908

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1897 and 1908

Blokjes decors, monogram WP?

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918

Paysage painter, no monogram

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918

Gold painter, no monogram

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between c. 1903 and c. 1906

Unknown artist One

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime around c. 1906

Other works by pupils ?

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1900 and 1907

Unknown pupil seven

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH c. 1900

Unknown pupil six

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between c. 1901 and c. 1902

Unknown pupil five

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between c. 1900 and c. 1901

Unknown pupil four

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between c. 1901 and c. 1904

Unknown pupil three

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH for a short time between 1900 and 1904

Unknown pupil two

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between c. 1900 and c. 1901

Unknown pupil one

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between c. 1899 and c. 1900

A still anonymous pupil who signed for and/or worked with a number of early PZH artists on Gouda decor pieces.

Unknown pupil, Madein

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between c. 1900 and c. 1905

A large group of objects that all seem to be marked by the same hand (with some variation in handwriting, possibly over time) for various master artists. Likely a pupil who worked for PZH for some years, but we know no work under his/her own monogram or a name.

Unknown pupil, wall plates

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between mid 1899 and c. 1902

An oeuvre with relatively many wall plates, all by what appears one hand but with monograms of several master decorators.

Unknown pupil, green Gouda

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between c. 1902 and c. 1906

An oeuvre of mainly one décor family based on green base colours and solid colour flowers. A large percentage of this décor (which was in production from between c. 1900 and c.1905) is by what appears one hand but with monograms of several master decorators.

Quint , Adrianus Willem as pupil

Born : Stolwijk, 1 Feb 1887

Work done as pupil from mid 1899 until c. 1903

Kwinkelenberg, Lambertus as pupil

Born : Nieuwer Amstel, 16 Oct 1886

Work done as pupil from mid 1900 until c. 1904

Kok, Adrianus as pupil

Born : Gouda, 15 Nov 1886

Work done as pupil from mid 1899 until latest Aug 1904

WW2: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between 1908 and 1919

No certainty on name

Wolbers van Doornen, Willem

Born : The Hague, 26 August 1883

Worked at PZH from early 1899 until c. 1902

Willem Albert Karel van Doornen was born 1883 in The Hague. After a divorce, his mother remarried a Mr Wolbers. Willem worked at Rozenburg from Dec. 1896 until Dec 1898. He left The Hague to work in Bonn (Royal Bonn porcelain factory?) in June 1902. He returns to The Hague from Kampen in January 1903 and moved to Purmerend in August 1904, where he registered as a draftsman. He returned to The Hague in August 1905 and moved to Noordwijk in September 1906 where he worked as a decorator for De Kroon. He is back in The Hague from March 1907 to February 1908. When he married there his profession is listed as plateelschilder. His second period in Noordwijk ends in 1909 when he moved to Amsterdam where he is registered first as a draftsman but later worked as a civil servant. He passed away in Zutphen in 1959. His name was only officially changed from van Doornen to Wolbers van Doornen in 1910, adding the name of his stepfather he had known since age three. But in the Rozenburg records, he was already listed as Wolbers.

A PZH oeuvre with distinct handwriting and a monogram W or WW fits the period for Willem between leaving Rozenburg and his departure for Bonn, but is hard to prove. The fact that the painter of this oeuvre also had local pupils working with him means he must have been a talented and experienced artist

Wulf, Robert Otto Christiaan

Born : Lubeck, 24 July 1885

Worked at PZH possibly from 1909 until latest 1920

To be added

Woerlee, Piet

Born : Gouda, 13 April 1886

Worked at PZH from earliest 1898 until 1908 and 1909 until 1912

Pieter (Piet) Woerlee was born in Gouda in 1886 as son of a carpenter. It is not clear when he started at PZH (Tasman says 1904) as the records do not give a profession until he moved on 21 May 1908 to Hilversum, where he worked for PB Delft. But considering he started at the Evening school for Craftsmen in 1899 we assume that he started at PZH in 1898 or 1899. He returned to Gouda from Hilversum on 28 Feb 1909 and is registered as a ceramics painter. According to TGPB, he worked again for PZH until he started at Ivora in c.1914, where he stayed until c. 1917. His profession on the 1920 -1935 civil registry record is ceramics painter for the whole period. He died in 1966.

MW: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH for a short time around 1903?

Found on a few objects from around c.1903.

Winkel, Marinus Jacobus

Born: Gouda, 18 March 1901

Worked at PZH possibly from earliest 1913 until before 1938

To be added

Wezenberg, Cornelis Charles

Born : The Hague, 11 Sept. 1887

Worked at PZH possibly from 1914 until 1927

To be added

Werkhoven, Wilhelmina Jacoba van

Born : Gouda, 17 Sept. 1899

Worked at PZH from earliest 1912 until latest 1929

To be added

Werf, Elert van der

Born : Sneek, 14 Dec 1874

Worked at PZH from Nov. 1897 until 1924

Elert van der Werf was born in Sneek (Friesland) in 1874. He worked between 1891 and 1895 for the Tichelaar ceramics factory in Makkum, also in Friesland. In June 1895 he moved to Utrecht, possibly to work for one of the ceramics factories there. From there he moved to Gouda in December 1897 as one of the first employees of PZH. It is likely that he already had started there while commuting, as his 25th-year jubilee with the company was on November 1st 1923. When W Hoyng took over as General Manager in 1908 Elert was made (or already was) factory manager. From interviews with ex-employees from 1982, we know that despite their differences (Hoyng from a Roman Catholic entrepreneurs family, Elert a Dutch Reformed socialist) they got on really well. Elert was a socially caring man who for years was a socialist councilman in the Gouda city council. He is known to have created many designs for PZH. In a magazine article from 1910, he is mentioned as the main designer of the Gouda décors. In some publications, it is mentioned he was the drawing instructor at the Purmerend art school (where Egbert Estié could have met him) but this seems unlikely. Elert died on 11 June 1924 in Leiden, age 49. At the time he still was living in Gouda and working as the factory manager at PZH.

Considering his long career at PZH we did not find many pieces from his hand as a decorator. This might confirm his work as a designer as well as his increasing role in management.

Wentink, Geurt Paulus

Born : Delft, 1 Dec 1877

Worked at PZH from Jan 1901 until April 1902

Born in The Hague in 1877. Moved to Gouda at the end of December 1900 from Delft and was registered as ‘plateelschilder’. He might have worked for PZH until he moved to The Hague in April 1902 or could have continued to commute. PZH did start with a range of Delft decors in 1900 for which they hired new decorators.

Some early PZH Delftware objects have come to light, two signed with a single W, that fit the period and experience of Geurt Wentink. But it is likely he also worked with/for other artists like H Breetvelt

Wagner, Phillipus Gerardus

Born : s Gravenhage, 21 March 1877

Worked at PZH from 1914 until latest 1926

To be added

Waas, Pieter Marinus van

Born : Gouda, 6 May 1901

Worked at PZH from earliest 1913 until latest 1927

To be added in 1928 at Goedewaagen

Waard, Marinus de

Born: Gouderak 15 March 1904

Worked at PZH from earliest 1916 until at least 1925

To be added

Vuijk, Martinus (Tinus)

Born : Gouda, 24 April 1899

Worked at PZH from earliest 1911 until possibly 1932

To be added

TV: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH from latest 1902 until c.1904 ?

Vries, Johannes Cornelis Petrus de

Born : s-Gravenhage, 30 Dec 1882

Worked at PZH from Feb 1901 until Jan 1904 and possibly in 1907

Johannes Cornelis Petrus de Vries was born in 1882 in The Hague as the son of a bricklayer. He started as a pupil at the Rozenburg plateelbakkerij in 1898, age 15, around the same time as D G Bordewijk started there. They must have become friends as can be seen from their respective career paths. They left Rozenburg on the same day, 1 Feb 1901, and appear to have both started at that time at PZH, together with C J van Muijen. However, as all continued to live with their respective parents in The Hague they are likely to have commuted. Johannes moved in January 1904 to Utrecht, followed by D Bordewijk 6 months later. It is likely they worked for Holland-Utrecht as the factory was only walking distance from their lodgings. Johannes left Utrecht in December 1905 for Jisp near Purmerend, where he worked for HAGA. In June 1906 Dirk Bordewijk followed him there and signed HAGA pieces from both are known from this period. Johannes de Vries probably moved back to The Hague in March 1907 when he appears to have worked for PZH again. From The Hague, he moved to Noordwijk in Feb. 1908 to work for ‘de Kroon’. In Feb.1909 we find him in Leiden where he worked for Amphora in Oegstgeest before moving back to Utrecht in 1911 and to The Hague in 1919. There he is first listed as a ceramics painter but before 1939 this is changed to tobacconist. He died in The Hague in 1957 at age 74.

This artist was not mentioned before in the literature as having worked at PZH before, but we found a respectable P decor oeuvre with his monogram from 1901-1904. Two objects have come to light that can be dated to 1907 and have a monogram typical for de Vries after 1904. The working hypothesis is that he and Auke Jan Visser worked for PZH for some time after they left Haga, commuting from The Hague.

Vliet, Lodewina Theodora van

Born : Gouda, 2 Dec 1902

Worked at PZH from earliest 1915 until possibly 1920

To be added

Vliet, Johannes Gerardus van

Born : Gouda, 2 Oct 1904

Worked at PZH from earliest 1917 until at least 1928

To be added

Vliet, Geertruida van

Born : Gouderak, 30 July 1885

Worked at PZH from latest c.1904 until latest 1912

Born in Gouda in 1885. It is unclear when she started as a decorator at PZH but she is registered as a ceramics painter when she gave birth to a daughter in August 1907. Fortunately, she could resume work at PZH, only to stop decorating when she married a typesetter in 1912 and had two more children with him.

Possibly used for work done at home.

Vliet, Geertruida van

Born : Gouderak, 30 July 1885

Worked at PZH from latest c.1904 until latest 1912

Born in Gouda in 1885. It is unclear when she started as a decorator at PZH but she is registered as a ceramics painter when she gave birth to a daughter in August 1907. Fortunately, she could resume work at PZH, only to stop decorating when she married a typesetter in 1912 and had two more children with him.

She started out signing with the monogram T, found on some nice P décor. She changed her monogram in c.1908 to T.v.V. and then also signed work with PP, possibly for work done at home. Based on her oeuvre she started the latest around 1904.

Visser, Auke Jan

Born: Akkrum, 4 July 1881

Worked at PZH possibly for some time in 1907

Born July 1881 in Akkrum, Friesland. He moved with his family to The Hague where he started at Rozenburg in 1895, age 14 and left in March 1901. TGPB places him then in Purmerend (Brantjes?) with no years given, then as decorator at Haga (c. 1904 – c. 1906). It is likely (waiting confirmation) that he moved back to The Hague when Haga closed in early 1907, as did his old Rozenburg and Haga colleague Johannes de Vries. He appears to have lived in The Hague to at least 1926 when he worked as a bookkeeper.

As some PZH objects from around 1907s with an AV monogram similar to his Haga monogram have been found the working hypothesis is that after Haga closed Auke Jan might have worked for some time for PZH, commuting from The Hague to Gouda. The same is the case for Johannes de Vries. This needs more study.
It is not clear if the AV marked objects after 1907 are by the same hand.

Visser, Gerardus

Born : Beemster, 21 Feb 1884

Worked at PZH from June 1911 until Oct. 1914, possibly 1925-28

To be added

Vet, Aaltje

Born: Purmerend, 2 Jan 1898

Worked at PZH possibly from earliest 1910 until latest 1919

To be added

Verweij, Hendrik

Born: Lage Ruige Weide 2 May 1902

Worked possibly at PZH from earliest 1914 until 1924 or later

To be added

Verwaal, Jan

Born: Gouda, 26 Sept 1903

Worked at PZH from earliest 1914 until latest 1928 ?

To be added

Veur, Petrus van der

Born: Maastricht, 3 July 1880

Worked possibly at PZH from May 1899 until latest Jan 1901

Brother of Jacques van der Veur who arrived in Gouda in December 1897 as a modeller. Both brothers were born in Maastricht and appear to have worked in the pottery industry there before they moved with their brother in law to Purmerend in 1896. Petrus moved to Gouda in May 1899 when he was registered as a 'plateelschilder'. By Jan. 1901 he states he is 'plateelbakker', which could mean just "working in the ceramics industry". A year later he works as a milkman.

Until work signed by him appears we can doubt if he really has worked as an independent decorator.

Verstraaten, Theodorus

Born : s-Gravenhage, 4 July 1872

Worked at PZH from July 1901 until April 1908 and from 1926 to 1938

Theodorus Verstraaten was born in 1872 in The Hague as son of a cigarmaker. In 1894 he started at Rozenburg, already aged 22. The Hague registry did not note any profession for Theo, despite the fact that the family moved ten times in this period. In February 1898 he left Rozenburg as a journeyman, his profession in the registry is “designer in a pottery”. In November 1899 he moved to Purmerend where he worked at Brantjes till July 1901 when he moved to Gouda and started at PZH. In September that year, he moved back to The Hague and lived again with his parents. He might have continued to work at PZH, commuting with his ex Rozenburg colleagues Dirk Bordewijk, Johannes de Vries and Cees van Muijen. In June 1903 he moved with his future wife to live with her parents in Utrecht and they married in July that year. He is registered as a ceramics painter in Utrecht until he moved back with his wife to The Hague in September 1903. They lived at the same address in The Hague until they moved to Oegstgeest on 29 April 1908. According to TGPB, he worked the whole period from 1901 to 1908 at PZH, which is confirmed by his work over this period. He then worked at Amphora in Oegstgeest. Theo and his wife moved in May 1909 from Oegstgeest to Leiden, together with Theo Leeuwendaal (an old colleague from Rozenburg and PZH) who lived with them till May 1910. They could have easily commuted to the Amphora factory from Leiden. Theo and his wife moved in April 1911 back to The Hague, where he continued to be registered as a ceramics painter. In June 1912 they moved to Berlin until they returned to Holland in May 1913 when they register in Amsterdam, he again as a ceramics painter. In January 1916 they moved to Rotterdam where he registered as a tobacconist. In July of that year, they moved to The Hague, where he registered again as a tobacconist. After ten years in The Hague, he and his wife moved to Gouda in December 1926, where he is once again registered as plateelschilder until they moved back to The Hague in October 1938. He did not stay there as he died on 8 March 1945 in Wonseradeel (Friesland) age 73.

Not that much work signed by him has come to light from his first period at PZH, possibly because he was also responsible for many decors in those years.

Verschut, Albert Leendert

Born: Gouda, 21 March 1899

Worked at PZH from earliest 1911 until latest 1938

To be added

Verhart, Johanna

Born : Gouda, 8 Feb 1897

Worked at PZH possibly sometime between 1910 and 1917

To be added

Verhart, Cornelis Jacobus Joh.

Born: Gouda, 11 July 1904

Worked at PZH from earliest 1916 until latest 1928

To be added

Verhaar, Dirk Jacobus Cornelis

Born : s-Gravenhage, 25 April 1879

Worked at PZH from Oct 1898 until latest April 1902

Born in 1879 in The Hague. He started at Rozenburg in September 1894 and left in April 1898 as a journeyman. On 29 October 1898, he arrived in Gouda and is registered as ‘plateelschilder’, but might have started commuting to Gouda earlier. In August 1900 he moved back to The Hague and is registered as ‘plateelschilder’ until he moved to Nijmegen in April 1902. When he is again registered in The Hague in September 1906 his profession is ‘stained glass glazer’. As ‘Potterij Rembrandt’ in Nijmegen only started in 1908 it is unlikely Dirk worked in Nijmegen as a ceramics decorator. Based on his oeuvre there is no strong indication he worked at PZH after mid-1900. He passed away in The Hague in 1916.

Ninety per cent of the works with the DV monogram after Q3 1899 are marked by pupils. If the output is all by Dirk Verhaar's own hand it is likely he worked at PZH for at least 2 more years, but a wall plate that was pressed in February 1900 is the only later object that can be dated to early 1900.

It is very likely that later work with the DV monogram was by the hand of Dirk Vergeer, who worked at PZH from the earliest 1912 to possibly 1934.

Vergeer, Maria Geertruida J. C.

Born: Gouda, 31 Oct 1900

Worked at PZH from earliest 1912 until latest 1934

To be added 1928 Regina

Vergeer. Dirk

Born: Utrecht, 3 Feb 1898

Worked at PZH from earliest 1912 until possibly 1934

To be added

Verburg, Geertruida

Born : Gouderak, 29 April 1894

Worked at PZH from earliest 1906 until c. 1928 , in drawing department?

Geertruide (Truus) Verburg was born om 29 April 1894 in Gouderak.After her father died her mother moved the family in November 1906 to Gouda. There the mother first registered as a shopkeeper, and later as a midwife. Truus most likely started at PZH in mid-1906, where she had a respectable career as a decorator and in the drawing department, until at least 1941. Her sister Adriana joined her at PZH 3 years later but left when she married in 1921. The family had a lodger, Jannigje van Dam (born 1833) who also painted at PZH from 1909 until her death in 1912.

Verburg, Adriana

Born : Gouderak, 3 Aug 1897

Worked at PZH from earliest 1909 until latest 1921

Adriana Verburg was born on 3 August 1897 in Gouderak as a daughter of a ….. Her father died…. and her mother moved her family in November 1906 to Gouda. There the mother first registered as a shop keeper, and later as a midwife. Adriana most likely started at PZH in mid 1909, where she worked as decorator until her marriage in 1921. Her sister Geertruida started at PZH 3 years earlier and the family had a lodger, Jannigje van Dam (born 1833) who also painted at PZH from 1909 until her death in 1912.

Verbruggen, Anthonius

Born : Gouda, 7 Nov 1894

Worked at PZH from earliest 1907 until possibly c. 1915

Anthonius (Toon) Verbruggen was born on 7 November 1894 as son of a cooper, later a factory worker. He left primary school in 1907 and probably started immediately at PZH. He did enrol in the Evening School for Craftsmen later in 1907 and graduated in 1912. He is still registered as a 'plateelschilder' when the civil records 1920-1938 end. Source: TGPB (c.1910-c.1915) own research

Veerman, Johanna Maria

Born : Gouda, 18 May 1902

Worked at PZH from 1914 until 1933

To be added

Veen, Leonardus Wilhelmus

Born : Nieuwer Amstel, 17 Jan 1885

Worked at PZH from Sep 1908 until Nov 1928

Leonardus Wilhelmus (Leen) Veen was born in 1885 in Nieuwer-Amstel near Amsterdam. He is selected for military service in December 1904, when he is living in Amsterdam and working as ceramics painter. He married in May 1908 in Amsterdam (where he still lived and was registered as ceramics painter) and moved to Gouda in September of that year. It is likely he started to work for PZH as he is registered as ceramics painter. Three children were born but his wife died in May 1914. He moved to The Hague in July with his children but they move to Amsterdam within 2 months, likely to live with family. He married his second wife in The Hague in March 1915. They moved to Gouda soon after the wedding where he is once again registered as ceramics painter. His oldest son from his first marriage joins them and three more children are born, one dies within 3 months. He continued to be registered as ceramics painter till the moment he and his family moved to The Hague in November 1928. There the trail goes cold for now. Source: TGPB (1910-1929), own research

CV: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918

No certainty on name

V: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918

Tuinenburg, Johannes Nicolaas C.

Born : Gouda, 6 Oct. 1902

Worked at PZH from 1914 until 1930

To be added

Tiesema , Frederika

Born : Leeuwarden, 25 Jan 1877

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1914

Frederika Tiesema was born on 25 January 1877 in Leeuwarden. Her family moved to Gouda in May 1896 where her father was first registered as beer bottler and in later years as blacksmith. Frederika moved to Groningen in December 1899 as domestic help and returned to Gouda in January 1901. Her father died in 1909 and the mother started a guesthouse. In the 1900-1920 register Frederika is at some point registered at ceramics painter, based on the handwriting it was when the family moved in 1915. Based on work signed by her she can have started around 1909 and stopped some time before 1918. Before 1920 the profession is crossed out in the register again. After 1920 Frederika lived with her older sister who now ran the guesthouse. She died on 18 May 1925, 48 years of age. Source: own research

Thoen, Johanna, Maria

Born : Gouda, 28 Jan 1903

Working at PZH from earliest 1915 until possibly as late as 1938

To be added

TT2: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between 1908 and 1920

TT1: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between 1908 and 1918

No certainty on name

Straaten, Cornelis van

Born : Meerkerk, 30 Aug 1880

Worked at PZH from Jan. 1898 until June 1899 and around 1907?

Born in 1880 in Meerkerk near Utrecht, the family moved to Utrecht after 1888. Cornelis probably started in one of the Utrecht pottery factories before he was hired by E Estié and was registered in Gouda as plateelschilder in January 1898. He moved back to Utrecht in June 1899 but apart from a one month stay in Amsterdam in 1901 he remained registered in Utrecht as plateelschilder until at least 1908. It is unclear if he continued to work at PZH after 1899. An oeuvre of work with a vS monogram that can be dated to 1898 and the first half of 1899 fits very well with his stay in Gouda. A later oeuvre of high-quality early P decor objects with a CS monogram could be from his hand but there is little to link the two based on handwriting. For now, the author considers CS a separate, still anonymous painter.

Two objects after mid-1899 and one from c. 1907 have the vS monogram but the handwriting appears quite different. It is possible that Cornelis did commute to Gouda after June 1899 and that these works are by pupils. It is also not impossible that Cornelis came back to work for PZH in c. 1907, but unfortunately, we do not know enough objects to have more certainty.

Stolk, Adrianus

Born: Gouda, 24 Jan 1900

Worked possibly at PZH from earliest 1912 until possibly after 1934

To be added

Steenwinkel, Martina Maria

Born: Gouda, 15 Aug 1904

Worked at PZH from earliest 1916 until 1927

To be added

Steenbergen, Willem Albert

Born: Gouda 19 Dec 1904

Worked at Regina ? from earliest 1916 until after 1929

To be added

Starreveld, Abraham

Born : Gouda, 27 Oct 1893

Worked at PZH from earliest 1906 until possibly c.1917

Born in Gouda in October 1893. He could have started earliest in 1905 but no early work has come to light. For now, we assume he did not work at PZH before 1908. TGPB has him working at PZH from c. 1910 to c. 1917 and c. 1924.

Starre, Dirk van der

Born : Gouda, 2 Feb. 1896

Worked at PZH from earliest 1908 until 1928

To be added

Stam , Johannes Theodorus

Born : s-Gravenhage, 25 April 1879

Worked at PZH from earliest May 1898 until c. 1902

Born in 1879 in The Hague. He started in Apr. 1894 at Rozenburg and must have been talented as he was already promoted from trainee to journeyman in 1895. He left Rozenburg at the end of April 1898 and might have started directly at PZH and commuted. He did move to Gouda in Jan. 1899 but moved quickly back to The Hague in May 1899, but not re-joined Rozenburg. According to Tasman he worked until at least 1910 for PZH. From 1913 his profession in The Hague registry is listed as house-painter.

Based on the work with the JS monogram after 1899 it appears he did work again for short periods for PZH, in the 1900 - 1904 period and after 1908 for the decor Nationaal pieces.

Slinger, Pieter Cornelis

Born : Reeuwijk, 23 July 1895

Worked at PZH from earliest 1907 until c. 1960

To be added

Slinger, Johannes

Born : Reeuwijk, 23 July 1896

Worked at PZH from earliest 1908 until c. 1961

To be added

Schoonhoven , Jacob

Born : Delft, 18 July 1882

Worked at PZH from Oct 1900 until Nov 1902

Jacob Schoonhoven was born in Delft in 1882 as a son of a shoemaker. He started as a ceramics painter at the Porceleyne Fles (1895-1898) and then worked for Rozenburg (1898 to 1900), where he quickly was promoted to journeyman. He moved to Gouda on 5 Oct 1900 where he was registered as a ceramics painter. He moved back to The Hague on 28 Nov 1901 but he came back to Gouda on 7 Feb 1902 and left once more on 18 November 1902 for Delft.

There is no monogram for Jacob Schoonhoven at PZH in the literature. But a JS monogram is found on multiple PZH pieces with high-quality Delft and Porcelain decors that do fit the skills and working period of Jacob Schoonhoven.

Schneider, Johannes Philippus

Born: Gouda 18 July 1904

Worked at PZH possibly from earliest 1916 until latest 1930

To be added

Schneider, Elisabeth

Born : Gouda, 28 Jan. 1899

Worked at PZH from earliest 1911 until latest 1924

Schneider, Elisabeth

Born : Gouda, 28 Jan. 1899

Worked at PZH from earliest 1911 until latest 1924

To be added

Schild, Hendrik

Born : s-Gravenhage, 7 Sept 1872

Worked at PZH likely between 1915 and 1917, possibly longer

Hendrik David Schild was born in The Hague in 1872. He started as a pupil at Rozenburg probably in 1887 and worked there until July 1902 (with a break in 1893/1895.likely for military service. For the last 5 years at Rozenburg he was a master painter, known for tile tableaux. After 1902 he may have worked as an independent artist. In 1912 he left The Hague and lived in the countryside not far from Gouda, apart from 2 years (1915-1917) when he lived in Gouda. In and possibly around this period he has created Paysages for PZH. He died in Alphen aan de Rijn in 1928

The Paysages were branded differently from the other production, making them harder to date. Judging by the output of other artists like van der Noordaa the Paysages on e.g. large vases reached its zenith in the second decade of the 20th century.

Schaick, Johannes Wilhelmus van

Born : Gouda, 18 Sept 1891

Worked at PZH from earliest 1903 to 1913, c.1916 to 1922 and after 1925

Born in Sept 1891 in Gouda, so he could have started at PZH in either 1903 or 1904 depending on when he started and left primary school. TGPB places him at PZH until c.1913, at Ed. Antheunis from c. 1913 to c.1916 and again at PZH from c.1916 to 1922. He left again to return from 1925 until the mass lay-off in 1932. He was rehired when PZH started hiring again and worked there until 1951, with a break in 1948. The Dutch Artists Lexicon (Scheen) mentions that he was a pupil of D Harkink and L S M van der Noordaa and that he was an all-round artist also working in oil, pastel and tile tableaux.

If the assumptions for the dating of his work are correct he started before 1907 with Gouda decors and simple Marine decors. From 1908 we see more elaborate Landscape decors (decor 412). We also find his handwriting on the markings under Paysages (the costliest decor in the PZH range from 1908) but with the monograms of other artists. The C and M monograms are of unknown artists, but the N monogram is likely from Willem Nales, an accomplished Paysage artist active from 1907 to 1912. It is most likely Johannes worked as a pupil under these artists and was tasked to finish and mark some of their work. After he resumes his career at PZH in 1916 we find his own monogram on high-quality Paijsage vases.

Sanderus, Frederika Wilhelmina C.

Born : Rotterdam, 4 Aug 1868

Worked at PZH from 1898 until after 1923

Possibly a monogram for work done at home in evenings and weekends.

Sanderus, Frederika Wilhelmina C.

Born : Rotterdam, 4 Aug 1868

Worked at PZH from 1898 until after 1923

Frederika Wilhelmina Cornelia (Francien) Sanderus was born in Rotterdam in 1868 as the daughter of an office worker. Her mother died in 1894 and her father in 1896. Francien and her older sister Sophia appear to have moved to lodgings from where Sophia married a young widower in 1898. We know very little about Francien’s early years until she moved to Gouda in October 1900 and registered there as a ceramics painter. As PZH celebrated her 25-year jubilee in 1923 she must have started at PZH in 1898 and commuted for the first 2 years. She does not appear in the records of the nearest ceramics factory which was in Delft. In Gouda, she lived in several lodgings until 1915 when she was able to rent her own place. In 1917 her 15-year-old niece moved in with her for 2 ½ years and when the niece returned to live with her parents in Rotterdam she registered as “factory worker/drafts(wo)man”. So can we assume aunt Francien had taken her under her wings at PZH?

In interviews with ex PZH employees from 1982, she is mentioned as one of the most all-around painters at PZH in the second decade of the 20th century. But contra to popular belief they mentioned she was not the head of the ladies painters department, at least not after 1919, when she started working at the drawing department that prepared the colour cards for each design. At some point after 1920 her profession is crossed out in the Gouda records. Tasman puts the end of her employment at PZH in 1923, when she would have been 55, She died in 1947 in Gouda. Tasman gives a gap in her employment at PZH from 1913-1919, for which the author could not find any confirmation, nor in municipal records, nor in her large output in those years. Francien was a prolific decorator of late P, NP and decor 304 objects under the FS monogram. A lot of work was done in the same hand but signed OO were probably done in the evenings and weekends at home. Curiously there appears to be no FS or OO signed work from before 1908. The author believes that in those years she signed her work as RS, possibly for Riek or Rika Sanderus, a popular abbreviation of Frederika. No work is known to this author done after 1918, as it appears that she then worked in the drawing-room where designs were prepared for the painters.

NS: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between c. 1900 and c. 1910 ?

NS appears to have been a prolific decorator of P decor with similar skills as F Delchambre. Sometimes found on pieces paired with FD pieces. No name can be linked to this monogram with any certainty.

MS: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between c. 1901 and c. 1905 ?

Found on early P decor between c.1901 and c.1905. It cannot be Martina Maria Steenwinkel as she was born in 1904 and started at PZH c. 1918.

CS: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between c. 1901 and c. 1905 ?

Found on several objects from between possibly 1899 and c.1905.

AS: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between c. 1905 and c. 1910 ?

S: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between c. 1901 and c. 1905 ?

Found on early P decor between c.1901 and c.1905.

Römer, Bernardus

Born : s-Gravenhage, 29 Dec 1876

Worked at PZH from April 1898 until Sept. 1899

Born in 1876 in The Hague. He joined Rozenburg in April 1895 at age 18, left in April 1898 and probably immediately joined PZH. He moved to Gouda in June 1898 and lived there until September 1899 when he moved to Rotterdam.

Based on his oeuvre there is no indication he worked for PZH after he left Gouda.

Riparon, Catherina Maria

Born : Gouda, 26 Jan. 1899

Worked at PZH from earliest 1911 until latest 1922

To be added

Rijp, Andreus Marinus

Born : s-Gravenhage, 16 Nov 1888

Worked at PZH from earliest 1912 until at least 1928

Joined Rozenburg in February 1902 at age 13 and left in 1912. It is therefore unlikely that he worked at PZH before 1912. He married a widow shop owner in Gouda in 1921.

Revet, Christina Johanna

Born: Gouda 19 Oct 1904

Worked at PZH from earliest 1917 until at least 1928

To be added

Rest, van der, Gerrit Everhardus

Born : Kampen, 19 April 1878

Worked at PZH from Oct 1898 until June 1899

Born in 1878 in Kampen, his family moved to Amsterdam before 1890. He moved from Amsterdam to Purmerend in March 1897 and is registered as ‘schilder’ (painter) but his monogram appears on Brantjes objects. He moved to The Hague in November 1897 (but did not work for Rozenburg) and then to Gouda on 26 October 1898 where he is registered as “porceleinschilder”. He left in June 1899 and was first registered as porceleinschilder in Rotterdam and from October 1899 in Amsterdam but there is no certainty where he worked. In 1904 he is registered as schilder

The scarcity of objects with his monogram might indicate a really short employment at PZH, possibly not more than the period he lived in Gouda.

Redegeld, Alida Adrina

Born : Aarlanderveen, 23 April 1899

Worked at PZH possibly from 1912 until 1921

To be added

Raap, Dirk Jan

Born : Purmerend, 13 May 1876

Worked at PZH from Feb 1898 until possibly Feb. 1903

Born in Beemster (near Purmerend) in 1876 as the son of a house painter. No profession is noted for him until he moved to Gouda on 11 Feb. 1898 and is registered as ‘plateelschilder’, but his monogram has been found on Brantjes objects so he could have worked there since early 1895. In Gouda, he was still registered as ‘plateelschilder’ when he moved to new lodgings in Nov. 1901 and was mentioned as "plateelschilder" in the yearly city directory. When he moved back to Purmerend from Gouda in Feb 1903 he was registered there as ‘2nd clerk of the National Insurance Bank.

His monogram is only found on his early oeuvre at PZH before 1900. However, the developing theory that pupils did mark the majority of objects for master painters with the master's monogram in the period 1900-1904 might explain why we do not find work signed by Raap himself. For now, we add the works with the monogram R from the period 1900-1902 to his oeuvre.

JR: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH from c. 1898 until c. 1901

As yet no name could be found for this decorator. who signed with what appears to be a combined J or T and R. Based on the oeuvre he or she started latest in 1899 and left in the first years of the new century.

After 1899 work appears signed in different handwritings (possibly by pupils) that has a monogram with a separate J followed by an R. This made it likely the earlier monogram is a combination of J and R. The handwriting changes after the earliest objects, so the later pieces marked in cursive handwriting might be of a pupil as well.

R: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between c. 1906 and c. 1912

Quint , Adrianus Willem

Born : Stolwijk, 1 Feb 1887

Worked at PZH from earliest 1899 until 1911, possibly 1913-1915

Adrianus Willem Quint (AQ) was born in 1887 in Stolwijk and moved with his father (a shoemaker), mother and an older sister from The Hague to Gouda in 1896. He may have started at PZH as early as 1899 when he enrolled in the Evening School for Craftsmen. In 1905 he was registered as a ceramics painter in Gouda and worked as such till he moved to Utrecht in July 1911 where he worked (according to TGPB) at St Lukas. He moved at some point to The Hague but in September 1913 he moved back to Gouda where he may have re-joined PZH. TGPB has him working at Ivora c1915 (when they started with plateel production). In November 1916 he moved to Velsen, but probably not as a ceramics painter as the Kennemerland pottery only started in 1920. On 15 August 1917, he married in The Hague a girl from Gouda, whose twins (born out of wedlock in January 1916 in Alphen a/d Rijn) he recognised. At that time he lived in Schoten near Haarlem and worked as a bookkeeper. In August 1920 the family moved to The Hague where he continued to live until at least 1935 and was registered as a bookkeeper.

Based on his oeuvre we can place him at PZH c. 1900 until a few years after 1908, but not yet with any certainty between 1913 and 1916.

Prins , Cornelis Abraham

Born : Gouda, 11 March 1890

Worked at PZH 1903 to Aug 1908, 1911 to 1915 and 1916 to 1932, 1938 until 1950

Cornelis Abraham (Cees) Prins was born in Gouda in 1890 as a son of a cigar maker and his wife. He is considered one of the best and longest-serving painters at PZH. He began at PZH in 1903, age 13 and must have immediately shown his artistic bent. He worked there until he joined Amphora-Holland in Oegstgeest in 1908. By 1911 he was back in Gouda and in his old job, with a break in 1915-1916 to finish his art studies. From 1916 to 1923 he was one of a small team that painted Breetvelt decors under the watchful eye of the master himself. He is also known for his own designs. He was part of the mass lay-off by PZH in 1932 and remained largely unemployed until he was hired back in 1938. He remained at PZH as senior decorator and painter of unique works until his death in 1950.

Post, Wilhelmus van der

Born : Gouda, 17 April 1900

Worked at PZH from earliest 1912 until at least 1928

To be added

Pool, Geertruida Gerdiena van der

Born: Gouda, 22 April 1902

Worked at PZH from earliest 1914 until latest 1928 ?

To be added

Pieëte, Johannes

Born: Poppelsdorf DE, 1Nov 1891

Worked possibly at PZH sometime between 1905 and 1907, not confirmed

Born in 1891, arrived in 1905 with his father Johannes (born Maastricht 1859 worked in the ceramics industry there and from before 1891 in Germany) from Bonn in June 1905. His father was registered as a modeller but for his son Johannes and his stepson Konrad (later Konrad Mertens), no professions were entered. The family moved to Noordwijk in July 1906 and moved back to Gouda in June 1907. Johannes junior already came back to Gouda in April 1907 and was registered as plateelschilder, so he might have started decorating at De Kroon or before at PZH.

His ceramics career appears to have been short-lived: when he moved back in with his family in June 1907 he was registered as an electrician until he moved to Rotterdam in Feb 1914. No work is known to the author that can be attributed to him at PZH.

Peeters, Louis

Born : Amsterdam, 10 Jan 1876

Worked at PZH from Aug 1901 until Feb 1905

Louis Peeters was born in Amsterdam on 10 January 1876 as the son of a wallpaper hanger and his wife. He was registered as 'painter' when he moved in March 1897 to Purmerend. He returned to Amsterdam in September 1899 and left immediately for Germany. On his return to Amsterdam in January 1900 he was registered as a house painter. He returned to Purmerend from August 1900 until he moved from there to Gouda in August 1901. There he lived until February 1905, registered as 'plateelschilder'. He then moved to Amsterdam where he married in the same month and was registered as a druggist.

He can tentatively be linked to a monogram on P decor from this period that reads as LR but the R could be meant as a P and is not very constant in shape. There are no other known artists with similar initials working at PZH at the time, no known objects with an LP monogram and the working period coincides perfectly with the peak in P decor production when several Rozenburg artists were working there who as well almost exclusively painted P decor.

AP: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918

No certainty on name

NO: No name as yet

Born: tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918

Overkamp, Jacobus

Born : Gouda, 1 May 1901

Worked at PZH from earliest 1913 until latest 1938

To be added

O: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918

No certainty on name

Nuvelstein, Johannes Philippus

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH possibly from 1908 until 1948

To be added

Noorlander, Magdalena

Born : Gouda, 27 Mrt. 1897

Worked at PZH from earliest 1909 until at least 1928

To be added

Noorlander, Francien Johanna

Born : Gouda, 27 Nov. 1899

Worked at PZH from earliest 1912 until 1943?

To be added

Noordaa, Louis Simon Willem van der

Born: The Hague, 14 Feb 1894

Worked at PZH from earliest 1910 until latest 1919

Louis Simon Willem van der Noordaa was born in 1894 in The Hague. His father was a civil servant and the family moved a number of times between different parts of the Netherlands. In 1910 Louis moved to Amsterdam where he visited the Art Academy. In 1919 he moved for 4 months to Paris and was registered as a sculptor when he returned. Sometime later he moved to Italy, where in 1921 he won the very prestigious Prix de Rome for one of his sculptures. He was registered again in Amsterdam in 1923, with his Swedish wife (they married in 1922 in Munich) and her two children. From 1929 they lived in The Hague, from where in 1938 he (or they) moved to Bali (Indonesia). He died in Batavia (now Jakarta) in November 1945, 51 years old. He did survive the Japanese internment camps until the liberation, but died not long afterwards.

The works we know he painted for PZH all fit in the period of c.1910 and c. 1918

Nonner, Wouter Anthonie

Born : Gouda, 28 June 1899

Worked at PZH from earliest 1911 until latest 1934

To be added

Nijkamp, Margaretha Geertruida (Greet)

Born : Gouda, 13 July 1899

Worked at PZH from earliest 1911 until latest 1926

To be added

Nieuwenhuisen, Maria

Born : Gouda, 9 July 1897

Worked at PZH from earliest 1909 until latest 1927

To be added

Nieman, Bernardus Gerardus Johannes

Born : Amsterdam, 8 June 1875

Worked at PZH from April 1898 until May 1899.

Born June 1875 in Amsterdam where his father was a goldsmith. He moved to Purmerend in March 1897 where he is registered as ‘plateelschilder’. He moved from there to Gouda in April 1898. In May 1899 he moved back to Amsterdam where he then works as ‘painter’.

His know oeuvre at PZH is consistent with a working period during his stay in Gouda.

Nales, Willem

Born : Gorinchem, 4 July 1880

Worked at PZH from Oct 1900 until Feb 1901 and Jan 1907 to May 1912

Born in Groningen in 1880. He arrived in Gouda from Germany in September 1900 and is registered as a ‘plateelschilder’. He moved in February 1901 to Delft. He then moved from Delft to Purmerend (Haga) from October 1905 until February 1906 when he moved to Hilversum, likely to work for PB Delft. In January 1907 he is again registered as ‘plateelschilder’ in Gouda (coming from The Hague) until he moved to Leiden in Mei 1912.

No pieces have come to light that can be attributed to his earlier (short) stay in Gouda. From his later period, we find the N monogram also on Paysage pieces signed in the handwriting of Joannes van Schaick.

NN: No name known as yet

Born : n/a

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918

No certainty on name

EN: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between c.1901 and c.1904

No certainty on name

AN: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918

No certainty on name

Muller, Willem Antonius

Born : Alkmaar, 1 Sept 1882

Worked at PZH from Oct 1900 until 1954,

Willem Antonius Muller was born in 1882 in Alkmaar. It is unclear where he received his training but he started as a ceramics decorator at PZH in October 1900. He moved to The Hague together with J H van der Burg in Dec 1901 but returns back to Gouda in April 1902. He then moved to Amsterdam in Feb 1903 and returned to Gouda in June 1903 from Germany. He appears not to have decorated a lot of objects, but when he does it is of great quality. He became factory manager in 1924 and retired from PZH in 1954. He passed away in 1961.

He appears to have moved into supervisory roles fairly quickly, which might explain his limited output.

Muller, Leendert Johan

Born : Leiden, 25 Sep 1879

Worked at PZH from Feb 1898 until 1936

Leendert Johan (Leen) Muller was born in Leiden on 25 September 1879 as son of a tobacconist and his wife. In 1881 the family moved back to Amsterdam where his father had come from 6 years earlier. In 1893 Leen started at the "Teekenschool voor Kunstambachten" , an art school for budding artists and artisans. He passed the first year but after that there is no proof he continued his education. Recently a Brantjes piece came on the market signed with the LJM monogram. It appears he worked there for at least some time and followed Egbert Estie to PZH. He started at PZH on 1 February 1898 and in March of that year, he moved to Gouda. In 1903 he married Nelly Blok from Gouda with whom he got a son and a daughter, His long PZH career lasted till 1936, when he left with a stipend under the condition he would not work for other ceramics factories. He and his wife moved to Hollandse Rading and there he supplemented his income by selling his paintings and drawings. He died in 1969 in Oldenzaal, age 89.

Muller, Dirk Johannes

Born: Amsterdam1 April 1888

Worked at PZH possibly from Oct 1909 until Feb 1910

To be added

Mulder, Pieter

Born: Waddinxveen, 25 Sep 1898

Worked at PZH possibly from mid 1910 until latest 1920

Jozeph Francois Alouis Kuster was born in Gouda in 1892 as son of a blacksmith. At some point between 1900 and 1917 his profession is added to the civil records: “porcelain painter”. In September 1917 he moves to Schinnen in Limburg. A younger brother (born 1906) is mentioned in Tasman as having worked at PZH from 1920 to 1955, monogram AK). Source: own research

Mulder, Gijsbertus

Born: The Hague, 13 March 1877

Worked possibly at PZH from April to Oct 1901, not confirmed

Born in The Hague in March 1877, but has not worked at Rozenburg. He arrived in Gouda from The Hague in April 1901 and is registered as a ‘plateelschilder’. But when he got married in The Hague in October 1901 he is registered as working for the Dutch railways. He left already in December 1901 for ‘s Hertogenbosch. When he returns from there to The Hague he is again registered as working for the Dutch railways.

No PZH work that can be attributed to him has been found so he either had a very short career in the ceramics industry or the registration of his profession in Gouda was a mistake.

Muijen, Cornelis Johannes van

Born : s-Gravenhage, 21 Feb 1886

Worked at PZH from Feb 1901 until Nov 1904

Cornelis Jacobus van Muijen (Cees) was born on 21 February 1886 in The Hague as the son of a carpenter. He started at Rozenburg on 3 June 1899, age 13, and left already on 1 Feb 1901, age 14, still as an apprentice. With DG Bordewijk and JCP de Vries, who left Rozenburg on the same day as him, he was hired by E Estié to start at PZH. All three must have commuted by train from The Hague to Gouda as they remained registered at their parents' addresses until end of 1904, with as profession “plateelschilder”. On 1 November 1904, he moved to Purmerend to work for Haga (and also Vet & Co) and after 2.5 years moved back to The Hague on 28 March 1907. He then moved to Koog aan de Zaan on 13 June 1907 but he is back in The Hague on 28 December 1907 coming from Purmerend. His next move was on 18 July 1908 to Oegstgeest to work for Amphora, till 20 October 1909 when he is once again back in The Hague. Thereafter he moved to Utrecht on 10 May 1910. According to Tasman he worked for St. Lukas until 1913 and then from 1920 to 1923 as director at “the Vier Paddenstoelen”. On 21 December 1911, he married a girl from Purmerend in Utrecht. In 1924 the family moved to The Hague. In the civil registry in The Hague, his profession is listed at “plateelschilder” w/o any changes until the end of the record in 1935. He passed away at age 49 on the 30th of December 1935 in The Hague, listed as “without a profession”.

Mourik, Teuntje van

Born : Ouderkerk a/d Ijsel, 10 Jan 1891

Worked at PZH from earliest 1907 until latest 1921

Teuntje van Mourik was born in 1891 in Ouderkerk. The family moved to Gouda in Dec. 1906 where her father is registered as a trader. She probably immediately started at PZH as decorator and stopped at the latest in 1921 when she moved to Haarlemmermeer. Source: Tasman (PZH c1920-c1927), own research

Mooij, Cecilia

Born: Gouda, 5 Dec 1902

Worked at PZH from earliest 1915 until latest 1928

To be added

Mica, Willem

Born : Rotterdam, 1 Jan 1875

Worked at PZH from 1903-06 and possibly 1908 to at least 1920

Born in 1875 in The Hague, as a young man he wanted to follow his father as a carriage painter. He did not work at Rozenburg but is listed from 1897 until his move to Gouda in 1903 as a house-painter. Registered as ‘plateelschilder’ at arrival in Gouda in Sept. 1903 but as ‘plateelwerker’ when he registered the birth of a daughter in March 1905. Moved back to The Hague in June 1905, and from there to Noordwijk in 1906 where he decorated and did glaze tests for ‘De Kroon’. He moved back to The Hague in 1908, from where he must have commuted to Gouda when he was recorded at PZH as ‘Head of the Glazers’ in 1920.

No work in the database from his early period at PZH can be attributed to him.

Mertens, Konrad

Born: Bonn (DE) 29 April 1889

Worked possibly at PZH in 1905/06 and 1909/10, not confirmed

Born in Bonn (Germany) in April 1889. He moved with his mother and stepfather Johannes Pieëte (a ceramics modeller) from Bonn to Gouda in June 1905. While no profession was noted for Konrad it is likely he had already worked in the ceramics industry in Bonn. The family moved to Noordwijk in July 1906 to join Egbert Estië at his new company, where we know Konrad worked as a decorator. A year later the family is back in Gouda where he is registered as a ‘factory worker. In 1910 he moved to Nijmegen to work for ‘Potterij Rembrandt’ until 1913 when he moved back to Gouda. He will continue to play a role in the Dutch ceramics industry until he died in 1953.

While he might have worked as a decorator at PZH in 1905-1906 and between 1909 and 1910 no work can as yet be attributed to him with any certainty.

Meewezen, Johanna Catherina A.

Born: Gouda, 29 April 1904

Worked at PZH from earliest 1916 until at least 1928

To be added

Meerding, Abraham

Born: Maartensdijk, 7 March 1892

Worked at PZH from Dec 1914 until July 1919

To be added

Maaren, Wilhelmina Josina van

Born : Gouda, 15 Sept 1886

Worked at PZH from earliest 1899 to latest 1927

Wilhelmina Josefina van Maaren was born in 1886 in Gouda as the 7th of 12 children (5 died in infancy) of a shoemaker and his wife. When the family moved house in December 1901 Wilhelmina (age 15) is not registered as having a profession, but neither does her older siblings, age 16 to 20. In the next record from 1902, she is registered as a ceramics painter. She is still registered as such in 1927 when her sister dies and she married her brother in law and moved to Boskoop. From interviews with ex PZH employees by M Benders in 1982, we learn that she was head of the female painters from at least 1919 till she left the company in 1927.

M: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918

No certainty on name

Lugthart, Gerarda Johanna

Born : Gouda, 5 Sept.1900

Worked at PZH from earliest 1912 until latest 1926

To be added

Lugthart, Adriana Margaretha

Born : Gouda, 1 Dec 1898

Worked at PZH from earliest 1911 until latest 1925

To be added

Lugthart, Wijnanda Maria Albert.

Born: Gouda, 11 Aug. 1904

Worked at PZH from earliest 1916 until latest 1927

To be added

Loon, Catherina Barbara van

Born : Gouda, 30 Jan 1900

Worked at PZH from 1912 until 1927

To be added

Lingen, Petrus Johannes van

Born : Delft, 20 May 1890

Worked at PZH from Oct 1908 until June 1914, possibly in 1916/1919

To be added

Licht, Dirk

Born: Utrecht 27 July 1902

Worked at PZH from earliest 1914 until latest 1930

To be added

Lens, Magdalena Judie

Born: Gouda 15 April 1904

Worked at PZH from earliest 1916 until latest 1930

To be added

Leeuwendal, Theodorus Hendr. C.

Born : Soerabaja, 22 Dec 1880

Worked at PZH from earliest Aug 1901 until prob. Aug 1908

Theodorus Hendrikus Cornelis (Theo) Leeuwendal was born in Soerabaja in 1880. His parents had moved to the Dutch East Indies where his father took up the position as a maker of foundry casting models at the Dutch Navy base near Soerabaja. Theo was sent back to Holland in 1890 and started living with his grandparents in The Hague. He started as a trainee at Rozenburg in March 1896, age 15 and became a journeyman in 1898. In August 1901 he left Rozenburg and moved for 3 months to Utrecht where he was registered as a ceramics painter. Back in The Hague, he moved in with his grandparents again until he moved to Gouda in February 1907, for just 5 months. In June 1907 he was back in The Hague but lived no longer with his grandparents. He then moved to Oegstgeest in August 1908. There was no certainty that he worked at PZH during any other period than the 5 months in 1907 until his name appeared as a witness (with Leen Muller) when colleague Willem Mica registered the birth first his son in 1904 and then his daughter in 1905. It is noted he lived in The Hague, so he must have commuted to Gouda by train. He was registered in The Hague as a ceramics painter the whole period between Rozenburg and his move to Oegstgeest. There he worked first for De Kroon in Noordwijk and later for Amphora. In May 1909 he moved to Leiden and shared a house with Theo Verstraaten and his wife. After Amphora he moved back to The Hague in May 1910. He was registered as a messenger for a ministerial department, later changed to servant. He married in 1912 and died in 1943, age 62 when his profession was listed as a laboratory assistant.

His known oeuvre is not large and gave no good indication of his working period at PZH. A few P décor pieces could be as early as 1901 and two pieces are believed to be from 1907. It is fairly safe to assume he did work for PZH from late 1901 until at least June 1907, the latest until August 1908. Apart from the combined TL monogram in the literature we also found work signed with a single L and with a combined THCL. He is considered the designer of many PZH decors from the period.

Leeuwen, Johannes Cornelis van

Born : Gouda, 15 April 1897

Worked at PZH from earliest 1909 until at least 1928

To be added

Lansaat, Adrianus

Born : Utrecht, 9 June 1875

Worked at PZH from March 1898 until Jan. 1907 and 1912 until 1924

Adrianus Lansaat (Adrie) was born in Utrecht on 9 June 1875. He started working for Holland Utrecht and in 1898 moved to Gouda where he worked for PZH. He moved back to Utrecht between 1899 and 1903 but probably commuted to Gouda. In January 1907 he moved to Noordwijk Binnen and started working for De Kroon but moved to The Hague after 6 days. He is registered in The Hague until 1909? when he moved to Nijmegen. In 1912 he moved back to Gouda, where he re-joined PZH and stayed there till 1924. In 1915 he moved again to The Hague, but returned for a final time to Gouda in 1919. He passes away in November 1931, age 56 and with no profession.

Lanooy, Chris J

Born : St Annaland, 16 March 1881

Worked at PZH from 1898 until probably 1902

Christiaan Johannes Lanooy (Chris) was born in St Annaland in the province of Zeeland in 1881. His father was a blacksmith and his mother ran a vegetable shop. At a young age, he showed promise as a painter and after the family moved to The Hague he started as a learner Rozenburg in September 1896, age 15. In the evenings he studied at the Royal Academy of Art under the famous architect PJH Cuypers. He left Rozenburg in October 1897 and went to Germany where he painted murals in Cologne and Berlin. He met Leen Muller in 1898 and got fascinated by ceramic making. Supposedly he learned to throw pots at PZH at night and worked as a decorator during the day. He moved to Amsterdam and worked for De Distel from 1903-1904, then to Purmerend where he worked at Brantjes in 1904 and for Haga in 1906-1907. Afterwards, he had success as a self-employed potter until he died in 1948.

Lankhorst, Marie

Born : Gouda, 23 nov. 1901

Worked at PZH from earliest 1914 until at least c. 1930

To be added

Lammers, Jacoba Johanna

Born: Gouda 12 Jan 1904

Worked at PZH from earliest 1916 until latest 1928

To be added

SL or LS: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918

No certainty on name

CL: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between 1908 and 1918

To be added

Kwinkelenberg, Lambertus Joh.

Born : Nieuwer Amstel, 16 Oct 1886

Worked at PZH from mid 1900 until after 1928

Lambertus Johannes Kwinkelenberg was born on 16 October 1886 in Nieuwer Amstel near Amsterdam as son of a deck hand. But it seems his father had joined a family business as he quickly became the captain of a steamboat. In later years the father appeared to have managed the business after his oldest son took over as captain. A newspaper article from 1925 mentioned his 25th jubilee with PZH, so we know he started in 1900. The 1920-1938 register gives his profession as a ceramics painter, but by then PZH is not the only ceramics factory in town so we cannot say for sure where he worked. By 1938 his parents have passed away and Lambertus is still is unmarried and lived at the parental home. He passed away in Gouda in 1964.

His early work as a pupil is often signed with the monogram of a master painter.

Kuster, Jozeph François Alouis

Born: Gouda 28 Nov 1892

Worked possibly at PZH from earliest 1905 until latest 1917, not confirmed

Born in Gouda in November 1892 and left in September 1917 to Schinnen near Maastricht at which time he is registered as “porceleinschilder”.

No work has been found that can place him at PZH between say 1905 and 1917. TGPB mentions younger brothers Jan (Johannes) Kuster, born 1900, PZH c. 1924 and Aloisius (Louis) Kuster, born 1906, PZH 1920 – 1955.

Kruijsheer, Cornelia

Born: Gouda, 7 April 1904

Worked at PZH from earliest 1916 until latest 1927

To be added

Kranendonk, Marie

Born : Gouda 6 May 1892

Worked at PZH from earliest 1904 until latest 1919, not confirmed

Born in May 1892 so he could have started working earliest in 1904 and probably worked until the latest June 1919 when she married.

TGPB lists her as having worked at PZH c. 1912 but at no time was she registered as ‘plateelschilderes’ and no early PZH work that can be attributed to her has been found.

Koster, Johannes

Born : Delft, 21 Oct 1882

Worked at PZH from Aug 1900 until Aug 1901

Born in Delft in October 1882. He arrived in Gouda in August 1900 from Delft and is registered as ‘plateelschilder. He moved back to Delft in August 1901.

He might be behind the monogram ‘K’ on a polychrome Delft vase and a P décor piece from c. 1901.

Korte, Alida Antonia de

Born : Gouda, 13 Oct 1895

Worked at PZH from earliest 1907 until latest 1921

To be added

Korevaar, Cornelis Adriaan

Born : Gouda, 17 Oct 1897

Worked at PZH from 1910 until 1920

To be added

Kool, Johannes

Born : Utrecht, 2 Aug 1877

Worked at PZH from Dec 1898 until 1904 and 1906 until after 1907

Johannes Kool was born on 2 Augustus 1877 in Utrecht as son of pub landlord. He moved in December 1898 to Gouda from Utrecht as a “ceramic painter” as part of the recruitment drive by E Estie to get experienced staff. A few weeks later Michel van der Heidt followed him. It is likely they both had worked for Holland Utrecht or Ravensteijn. Soon after J Kool moved back to his parents in Utrecht, in May 1899, but returned to Gouda in October of that year. He might have commuted for these 6 months. He married in 1900 and in August 1904 the family moved to Dordrecht, possibly to work for DKP. In January 1906 they moved back to Gouda for a year. Then from February 1907, the family lived at several addresses in Utrecht until at least 1912, always registering as ceramics painter.

Based on work signed by him he continued to work at PZH until at least the end of 1908 (NP object).

Kooi, Roelof Huibert van

Born : Putten, 15 Aug 1877

Worked at PZH from Dec 1897 until July 1899

Born in Putten (Gelderland) in 1877 from where he moved to Utrecht before 1894. He arrived in Gouda end of December 1897 and is registered as a ‘plateelschilder’. He moved back to Utrecht in December 1899 and is registered as a ‘plateelschilder’. In March 1900 he moved to Amsterdam where he is registered as a draftsman. In December 1903 he is back in Utrecht and registered as a ‘painter’. In April 1904 we find him again in Amsterdam employed as 'painter', until he moved 11 months later to Bussum, where he might have worked for PBD.

His known oeuvre confirms a short working period at PZH.

Kok, Adrianus

Born : Gouda, 15 Nov 1886

Worked at PZH from mid 1899 until latest Aug 1904

Adrianus Kok was born on 15 November 1886 as the son of a boatsman and his wife. His mother passed away in February 1891 and in April 1893 he and his 4 years older brother entered the Gouda Orphanage, 2 years after the Houdijck brothers. It is likely he started at PZH in 1899 after he finished primary school, the normal starting point for working life in those years). He enrolled in the Evening school for Craftsmen in 1899, at the same time as some of his local contemporaries who started at PZH. When he leaves Gouda for Purmerend in August 1904 his profession is stated as 'plateelschilder'. In January 1905 he leaves Purmerend for Rotterdam, where we lose his trail. In September 1905 he appears in Leiden as coming from The Hague and registered as a house painter. In November he moves to Gouda, where he is also registered as a house painter until he leaves for Capelle in January 1907. In August that year, he arrives back in Gouda, registered as a painter, and passes away there on 18 February 1908. So it is most likely he worked as a decorator in PZH from c. 1899 till August 1904, and then till January 1905 in Purmerend. After that, it seems he no longer painted on ceramics.

We attribute a number of pieces with an AK monogram to him and based on the handwriting a number of objects that appear from his hand but are signed with the monograms of master painters from the years 1900-1904. As the number attributed is comparative very large it is possible they represent two or more painters with similar handwriting. This needs more study.

Köhler, Pieter Cornelis

Born : Amsterdam, 22 Aug 1876

Worked at PZH from July 1901 until Sept 1902

Born in Amsterdam in 1876 and started at Brantjes. He arrived in Gouda in June 1901 from Purmerend and left in September 1902 for Amsterdam. After that, he had a varied career in ceramics until 1952.

We cannot be sure (the handwriting and monogram do vary) but the below oeuvre is consistent with an artist of his skill and working at PZH in the period. Like Jacob Schoonhoven he would have been able to paint both Delft decors and Porcelain decors.

Kleijn, Arie van der

Born: Gouda 3 May 1892

Worked at PZH from earliest 1904 until latest 1938, not confirmed

Born in Gouda in 1892, so could have started work in 1904. His profession as ‘plateelschilder’ is first noted in the Civil Records in 1919 when he got married. Immigrated to Canada in 1938. TGPB: PZH c. 1917-1938 but elsewhere 1923 to 1924 and 1928

No early PZH works that can be attributed to him have come to light.

Kersbergen, Johannes

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between 1921 and 1953

To be added

Kemp, Pieter Johannes van der

Born : Gouda, 1 July 1903

Worked at PZH from earliest 1915 until at least 1927

To be added

Kemp, Johannnes van der

Born : Gouda, 29 June 1900

Worked at PZH from earliest 1912 until latest 1927

To be added

Keller, Johan Christiaan

Born: Gouda, 22 March 1903

Worked at PZH from earliest 1915 until latest 1924

To be added

Kellen, David van der

Born : Utrecht, 18 Aug 1867

Worked at PZH from Jan 1898 until Oct 1898

David van der Kellen was born on 12 August 1867 in Utrecht, where his father worked at the national mint. In 1887 he is released from military service due to his physical condition. His profession at this time is listed as a lithographer. His profession is glass painter in early 1894 when he volunteers with the Corps of Engineers. He moved to Gouda end of December 1897 where he is listed as plateelschilder. His working period with PZH is less than a year, he moved back to Utrecht in September 1898. No profession is listed, and on 25 May 1899, he is admitted to the local Psychiatric Hospital for 4 months. Only in 1904 is again a profession noted for him, "painter", in 1906 changed to glass painter. No later information was found.

His known oeuvre at PZH confirms short employment.

Katwijk, Frans van

Born : Schiedam, 21 Oct 1893

Worked possibly at PZH from earliest 1905 until 1923

Frans van Katwijk was born in 1893 in Schiedam. He grew up in Gouda and started at the Evening School for Craftsmen in 1905, possibly starting at PZH at the same time. He worked in Nijmegen from March to November 1914 and when he came back to Gouda his profession was registered for the first time: ‘plateelschilder’. He reportedly continued as a decorator at PZH until 1923.

No work has come to light that can be attributed to him from a possible early PZH period, but he must have been a trained ceramics painter to make the move to Nijmegen.

Kalmeier, Cornelis Christiaan

Born: Gouda, 27 July 1903

Worked at PZH from earliest 1915 until 1931

To be added

MvdK: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between 1908 and 1918

To be added

RK: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918

No certainty on name

Jong, Rebecca de

Born: Gouda, 11 Dec 1896

Worked at PZH from earliest 1909 until latest 1921

To be added

Jong, Gerrit Wilhelmus de

Born: Gouda, 11 June 1900

Worked at PZH from earliest 1912 until latest 1926

To be added

Jong, Geertruida Gerdina de

Born: Gouda, 7 May 1892

Worked possibly at PZH from earliest 1904 until latest 1911, no oeuvre?

Born in Gouda in 1892. She was registered as a ceramics painter at some point before 1911 when she moved to Rotterdam but could have started as early as 1904.

No work with her monogram has yet come to light.

Jongeneel, Albertus Johannes W.

Born: Gouda, 12 June 1897

Worked at PZH possibly from 1909 until 1916, afterwards at Ivora?

To be added

Jong, Daniel Adrianus de

Born : Utrecht, 25 Feb 1874

Worked at PZH from March 1899 until Dec 1900

Born in Utrecht in 1874. Arrived in Gouda in 1899 from Utrecht and moved end 1900 to Amsterdam. From May 1902 he again lived in Utrecht.

Based on his known oeuvre and the fact that pupils signed some early works with his monogram, it is likely he did not work for PZH again after December 1900

Janssen, Wilhelmina

Born: Gouda, 13 Feb 1904

Worked at PZH from earliest 1916 until latest 1930

To be added

Janssen, Pascasius Hubertus

Born: Maastricht, 9 March 1888

Worked at PZH from 1917 until at least 1928 ?

To be added

Janssen, Emmetje Klazina

Born: Gouda, 18 Dec 1901

Worked at PZH from earliest 1914 until latest 1924

To be added

Jansen, Willem George Frederik

Born : Harlingen, 25 Dec 1871

Worked for PZH from April 1898 until April 1899

Born in 1871 in Harlingen, he originally trained as a marine engineer. But he found his calling, went to art school and worked as a decorative painter before he joined Rozenburg in The Hague in May 1896, already in his early twenties. He must have been quite talented as he quickly was paid as a Master Painter. In April 1898 he moved to Gouda and joined PZH. He left in April 1899 to move to Haarlem, from where he worked for the Distel in Amsterdam.

He was likely the designer behind the first versions of the decor that later became known as the "Gouda " decor. This decor became the best-selling decor for PZH over the next 10 years, sold for at least 25 years and was copied by most competitors.

Jansen, Jan Hendrik

Born : Harlingen, 9 Nov 1874

Worked for PZH from Aug 1898 until Aug 1899

Born in 1874 in Harlingen. He moved to The Hague in May 1897 to join Rozenburg, where his older brother W G F Jansen already was working as a Master Painter. He started as a learner and became a journeyman before he left Rozenburg in April 1898, at the same time as his brother. The latter immediately moved to Gouda and joined PZH. Jan joined him in Gouda in August 1898. He left Gouda in August 1899 for Harlingen, but soon after joined his brother in Haarlem.

To date, we only know one early wall plate that has the monogram of Jan Jansen.

NdJ: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918

No certainty on name

JdJ: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between 1910 and 1935

To be added

CdJ: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918

No certainty on name

Ijsselstein, Franciscus Gerardus

Born : Gouda, 29 April 1899

Worked at PZH from earliest 1911 until at least 1928

To be added

Ijsselstein, Clasina Gerarda

Born : Gouda, 24 March 1904

Worked at PZH from earliest 1916 until at least 1928

To be added

IJ: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918, not confirmed

No certainty on name

Hunik, Willem Adrianus

Born: Gouda, 18 April 1892

Worked possibly at PZH from earliest 1904 until latest 1920, no ouevre?

Born in 1892 in Gouda. He was registered as a plateelschilder when he died in 1920 but could have worked from 1904.

No work that can be attributed to him found to date

Hulst, Johannes Antonie van der

Born : Gouda, 4 Aug 1903

Worked at PZH from earliest 1916 until 1964

To be added

Houdijck, Hendrikus Adrianus

Born : Gouda, 28 Dec 1883

Worked at PZH from early 1898 until 1905, 1907 until 1912 and after 1915

Hendrikus (Henk) Adrianus Houdijck was born in 1883 in Gouda. He was the last but one of 6 children of a bricklayer and his wife. Three of the children died before they were 2 years old. His father died in December 1885, 6 days before Henk’s 2nd birthday. His mother moved to new accommodation in July 1887 with her 3 surviving children but passed away herself in February 1891. Henk and his 6 years older brother and 2 years older sister were then taken in by the “ Verenigde Wezen- en Aalmoezeniershuis”, the city orphanage and poorhouse founded in 1586. It was financed by the well-to-do of Gouda and being a member of the board of trustees was a sign you had arrived. As was common practice the orphans were taught a trade after their primary school years, so from around 13 years old. We have no certainty but Henk might have been the first locally hired decorator at PZH in 1898. A vase painted by him before 1900 shows he was then employed as a painter. Furthermore, he appears to have been part of the first intake of the Evening School for Craftsmen, founded in 1896. The Gouda records show he was a ceramics painter until May 1904 when at 21 he appears to have had a strange change of career, moved out of the orphanage and in with a blacksmith family where he is registered as a smith. But judging by the work he produced at PZH he was already a very well trained and talented decorator by then. He did not last long as a smith. In April 1905 he moved to Purmerend where he is registered as a factory worker. This could still mean he painted for Haga (C van Muijen was registered as a factory worker in Nov. 1904 and did work as a decorator) but no work by him is known. Later in 1905 he definitively went back to his original trade when he started with the Plateelbakkerij Delft in Hilversum. From 1907 to 1912 he is again registered as a ceramics painter in Gouda, working for PZH. In 1912 he returns to Hilversum to work for Plateelbakkerij Delft. In 1915 he moved back to Gouda, where he was still registered as a ceramic painter but also opened a store in art supplies. Sometime between 1920 and 1935, his profession changed to a shopkeeper. From interviews with ex PZH employees in 1982, we learn that he was considered as one of the top painters in his later years at PZH, one of two who could paint the Delft decors. A mug with his double H monogram from around 1950 might be a late work by him. After his wife died he moved to live with a daughter in Rotterdam in 1953 and passed away in tbc.

Hornis, Cornelis Arnoldus Jacobus

Born : Gouda, 28 Sept 1885

Worked at PZH from mid 1898 until 1911, from 1912 until 1921

Cornelis Arnoldus Jacobus Hornis was born in 1885 in Gouda as son of a pottery maker, later supervisor and trader. His father died 10 years later and Cornelis and his siblings continued to live with their mother. In the Civil Registry 1900-1922 he appeared as a ceramics painter. It seems this was entered immediately when the register was compiled between 1900-c1902, which is supported by the fact that he started at the Evening School for Craftsmen in 1898. straight after primary school. He left Gouda in February 1911 for Nijmegen but returned to Gouda in March 1912. His last move was to Nijmegen in January 1921 where he passed away on 26 March 1938, his profession is then stated as a grocer.

Hooft, Maria Johanna van der

Born: Gouda 31 Aug 1901

Worked at PZH from earliest 1913 until latest 1922

To be added

Hoef, Christiaan Johannes van der

Born: Amsterdam 11 Oct 1875

Worked at PZH from 1903 until 1905, not as painter

To be added

Heuvel, Karel van der

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between 1918 and 1964

To be added

Herweijer, Marie Anne Antoinette

Born : Loenen, 26 Sep 1866

Worked at PZH from May 1899 until latest Nov. 1905

Born in 1866 in Loenen, a village north of Utrecht where her father was the director of the post office. Until she was 32 she moved with her parents every time her father got promoted to a bigger post office. He retired in Ulestraaten near Maastricht in Limburg at the end of 1896. Antoinette arrived in Gouda in May 1899 and was registered as plateelschilderes. She continued to work for PZH until she moved to The Hague in 1905 with Anna Bouwmeester. In 1906/1907 they worked for ‘The Kroon’ in Noordwijk. End 1908 they moved to Bussum, possibly to work for PB Delft.

It does remain a mystery what made Antoinette decide to start at PZH, and if she had any previous experience in ceramics decorating. The family lived between 1893 and 1896 in The Hague, but she does not appear on the Rozenburg staff list. Between 1897 to May 1899 she could have worked in the Maastricht ceramics industry.

Only two early objects have the full MAAH monogram. Objects after 1899 are all marked by a pupil that marked for a number of other artists too. It is as well possible that Antoinette was that pupil.

Hermans, Gerard Anton

Born : Arnhem, 20 Jan 1889

Worked at PZH possibly before 1908, not confirmed

Born in Arnhem in 1889. To date, the author found no confirmation of his stay in Gouda and surrounding cities nor any PZH objects that can be contributed to him.

Hensbergen, Margaretha J. W. van

Born : Gouda, 9 Sept 1897

Worked at PZH from earliest mid 1910 until 1923

To be added

Heijmenberg, Magdalena Judie

Born: Gouda, 9 July 1900

Worked at PZH from earliest 1912 until latest 1925

To be added

Heijmenberg, Aaltje

Born: Gouda, 3 Oct 1903

Worked at PZH from earliest 1915 until latest 1928

To be added

Heidt, Michel van der

Born : Breda, 17 Aug 1881

Worked at PZH from Jan. 1899 until 1936

Michel Lambertus van Heidt was born in Breda in 1882 and moved with his family to Utrecht in 1888. He might have worked at the Ravensteijn tile factory or at Holland Utrecht before he moved to Gouda in January 1899. He moved back to Utrecht in Nov 1901 and married in Utrecht in September 1904. Until at least 1912 he was registered as a ceramics painter at several addresses in Utrecht but continued to work at PZH. He moved back to Gouda in 1923 where he celebrated his 25th jubilee in 1924. When he married for the second time in Amsterdam in 1928 he was listed as chief in a ceramic factory.

Hartgring, Wilhelmus Petrus

Born : s-Gravenhage, 18 April 1874

Worked at PZH from 1907 or 1908 until 1917

Wilhelmus Petrus Hartgring (Willem) was born in 1874 in The Hague as son of a stone mason. He started as a learner at Rozenburg in 1889 at age 15 and progressed through journeyman and painter to master painter by 1896. He continued to design and decorate as one of the major artists at Rozenburg till March 1907. He moved to Utrecht in December 1907 and was hired by Willy Hoyng already in 1907 or in early 1908 to work on the PZH decors. He first renovated the P décor and the resulting N(we) P décor range was launched at a reduced price point in 1909. At the same time, the more premium bird décor 304 was launched, also designed by WPH. In 1910 he used the newly developed matte glaze for the Mat Bloemen (Matte Flowers) and Mat Vogels (Matte Birds) décor ranges. He left PZH in 1916 and he might have worked a short time at Amphora in Oegstgeest and at Pottery Rembrandt in Nijmegen. In 1917 he became a designer at the Arnhem Faience Factory and worked there till 1934. He died on 29 August 1940 in Arnhem, age 66 Source: Tasman (PZH 1908-1916), own research

The first five objects, likely from the 1907-1908 period, give an insight into the development of decors NP and 304. Object 8692 is unique and can be a proposal for a style of decor that did not go into production. 2307 looks like a new type of P decor, 7001 is an early NP decor that went into production. 3096 is a bird decor pretty much in the style of Rozenburg, 7057 is an early 304 in the style that went into production.

Hartgring, Johannes Hendrikus

Born : s-Gravenhage, 11 April 1876

Worked at PZH from Feb. 1898 until 1928

Johannes Hendricus (Johan) Hartgring was born in 1876 in The Hague as the son of a stonemason and was the younger brother of WP Hartgring. He started as a learner at Rozenburg in 1892 and worked there with two interruptions until January 1898 when he left as a journeyman. He moved to Gouda in November 1898 but can have commuted in the period in between. For whatever reason, he moved back and forth several times between Gouda and the Hague in the following years but probably commuted to Gouda to work at PZH. He is known to have been a designer of decors as well as a decorator, and he remained at PZH until 1928. He passed away in Gouda in 1951.

His oeuvre seems to indicate he did work at PZH from early 1898.

Harkink, Daniel

Born : Gouda, 24 Oct 1862

Worked at PZH from early 1901 until 1924

Born in Gouda in 1862. After 17 years at Rozenburg he joined PZH in 1900 and worked there as decorator, designer and chemist until 1924.

The only known works are on tiles and tile tableaux.

Ham, Willlem van

Born : Gouda, 10 May 1894

Worked at PZH from earliest mid 1907 until Feb 1921

To be added

Ham, Johannes Cornelis van

Born : Gouda, 4 May 1892

Worked at PZH from earliest mid 1904 until latest July 1911

Born in Gouda in 1892 and started working for PZH in 1904. It is unclear when he left as he also worked for Chris Lanooy before he moved to Utrecht in 1911.

Haan, Cornelis de

Born : Purmerend, 22 March 1881

Worked at PZH from July 1901 until Aug. 1902, no oeuvre yet

Born in Purmerend in 1881. He arrived in Gouda in July 1901 from Purmerend and is registered as plateelschilder. He left for Amsterdam in August 1902.

No objects are known as yet by his hand.

VDH: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between 1908 and 1918

MAH? : No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between c.1908 and c.1917

MH: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between c.1899 and c.1901

Guerain, Johannes Christiaan

Born : Delft, 11 Feb 1881

Worked at PZH from 1907 until 1908 , probably also c. 1911

To be added

Gruijl, Johanna de

Born : Gouda, 9 Jan 1904

Worked at PZH from earliest 1916 until c. 1920 ?

To be added

Gründer, Wilhelm Frans

Born Gouda 3 Feb 1902

Worket at PZH from earliest 1914 until latest 1922

To be added

Groot, Andries de

Born : Purmerend, 1 Aug 1880

Worked at PZH from Sept 1898 until Dec 1902, possibly later

Born in Purmerend in 1880. He is mentioned in the Purmerend civil registry as ‘plateelschilder’ before he moved to Delft. He arrived in Gouda end of August 1898 from Delft and is registered as ‘plateelschilder’ until he moved to The Hague in December 1901. Apart from the period from May to December 1902 when he returned to Gouda he lived in The Hague, where during 1910 and later he is registered as a trading agent. His only known work at PZH is on tiles including large Paysages.

Based on his oeuvre it is hard to determine when he stopped working for PZH, but there is nothing that indicates he continued after 1902.

Greuningen, Helena van

Born: Reeuwijk, 20 Dec 1901

Worked at PZH from earliest 1914 until latest 1926

Greuningen, Helena van

Born: Reeuwijk, 20 Dec 1901

Worked at PZH from earliest 1914 until latest 1926

To be added

Gravestein, Wilhelmina Frederica

Born : Gouda, 30 April 1897

Worked at PZH from earliest 1909 until at least 1928

To be added

Gravestein, Antonie

Born : Gouda, 12 Dec 1894

Worked at PZH from earliest 1907 until 1920, 1924-1948?

To be added

Graaff, Lena de

Born: Gouda, 2 July 1904

Worked at PZH from earliest 1915 until latest 1922

To be added

Graaf, Arie Willem van der

Born: Gouda, 14 May 1903

Worked at PZH from earliest 1915 until possibly 1930

To be added

Geuker, Jan Willem

Born: Gouda 27 Oct 1904

Worked at PZH from earliest 1917 until latest 1922

To be added

Adrijna Frie

Born: Gouda, 6 March 1905

Worked at PZH from earliest 1917 until latest 1929

To be added

Fonville, Franciscus Antonius Joh.

Born : Utrecht, 19 April 1878

Worked at PZH from Dec 1897 until c. 1907

Franciscus Antonius Johannes Fonville was born in Utrecht on 19 April 1878 as son of a trader. He must have worked as a ceramics decorator with one of the Utrecht factories before he was hired by E Estié and moved to Gouda in December 1897. He lived at several boarding houses with other PZH decorators until he moved back to live with his parents in Utrecht in January 1899. He remained registered as a ceramics painter until at least December 1909 when he moved out of the family home. But when he married in November 1910 he is registered as concierge. He died in Utrecht in March 1931, 52 years of age and registered as a publican.

Considering what we found for Florack (see there) it is most likely that the larger oeuvre over a longer period signed with a single F (and not with the FH monogram) is by the hand of Fonville, who could easily have commuted to Gouda from Utrecht. In the period 1900-1904, a number of pupils did sign work with his single F monogram/ Based on his own work it is likely he worked for PZH until c. 1907 latest.

Florack, Johan Antonius Johannes

Born : Amsterdam, 31 May 1873

Worked at PZH from Nov. 1897 until possibly May 1900

Johann Antonius Hubertus Florack was born on 31 March 1873 in Amsterdam as the son of a German artist who had moved from Korrenzig in the Ruhr area to Amsterdam in 1867. In Amsterdam Johann is not listed with a profession but he did fulfil his national service in 1893/1894. On 26 March 1897, he was registered in Purmerend as a ceramics painter, coming from Amsterdam, and he worked there for Brantjes. He moved already on 15 November 1897 to Gouda as one of the first employees of PZH. He lived at three addresses in Gouda before he moved back to Amsterdam in May 1900. From there he left for Wiesbaden in Germany in May 1903. In 1905 he lived in St Gallen, Switzerland (working as a “tekenaar”, literally draftsman but could also be an artist using a pencil or crayons) but came back to NL for a short time to marry. There are no entries for either him or his wife after 1905 in the Dutch online archives. According to a genealogy published online, he and his wife died in February 1945 in Dresden during the Allied bombardments.

Based on work done at Brantjes and for De Distel it is likely a small number of objects with a monogram combining the F with a J or an H (for Hans?) can be attributed to Florack, all from the earliest years of PZH. It remains unclear when he exactly stopped working for PZH, but based on his output it is likely in the mid-1900. In the literature, the work with a monogram of a simple F is attributed to Florack (PZH 1897 - c. 1921?) while the combined FJ monogram is attributed to A J Fonville (PZH 1897 - 1899). Based on new biographical information on the two decorators this is most likely incorrect. See also Fonville.

F: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between 1908 and 1918

To be added

Ewijk, Antonie Johannes J van

Born : Gouda, 13 Jan 1907

Worked at PZH between 1920 and 1928

To be added

Eng, Gerardus Antonius van den

Born : Gouda, 5 July 1895

Worked at PZH from 1909 until 1964

To be added

Eijk, Lauwerina Barbara van

Born : Gouda, 24 April 1896

Worked at PZH from earliest 1908 until latest 1925

To be added

Ee, Cornelia

Born : Bergambacht, 1 March 1902

Worked at PZH from earliest 1914 until latest 1924

To be added

AE: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918

No certainty on name

Dercksen, Cornelis Hendrikus Mar.

Born : Gouda, 30 March 1895

Worked at PZH from earliest 1907 until possibly 1932

To be added

Delchambre, Frederika Charlotta

Born : Gouda, 25 Oct 1878

Worked at PZH from c. 1900 until possibly 1908, latest 1911

Frederika Charlotta Delchambre was born in 1878 in Gouda as daughter of a policeman. According to Tasman cs. she started at PZH in 1904, but considering she was already around 20 when PZH started in 1897 she could have been hired earlier. In the Gouda civil records from 1900 - 1920, the first annotations to the Delchambre family record appear only in 1911, so FD’s profession as “ceramic painter” could have been entered with the original record, in 1900 or soon after when the 1900-1920 books were started. She appears to have painted only P décor and considering the high number of surviving early P décor pieces bearing her monogram FD she did this for a good number of years. There are very few signed pieces by her after the change in management in 1908 and according to the civil records, she left Gouda for Waddinxveen in 1911 to work as domestic help. In 1914 she moved with her parents and two unmarried sisters to The Hague where she worked as live-in domestic help. With one of her employers, she moved in 1919 for 8 months to Frankfurt, Germany. At some point after 1938, she moved to Velp near Arnhem (a popular area for retirement) where she passed away on 28 May 1958, at 79 years of age.

Delchambre , Charlotte Jacoba

Born : Gouda, 19 April 1885

Worked at PZH from c. 1900 until Sept. 1914

Delchambre , Charlotte Jacoba

Born : Gouda, 19 April 1885

Worked at PZH from c. 1900 until Sept. 1914

Charlotte Jacoba Delchambre was born in 1885 in Gouda as a daughter of a policeman. She might have been totally forgotten as a ceramic painter at PZH but for the fact that researcher Dennis van den Hoek noticed something while going through the Gouda civil records in 2018. The entry for the Delchambre family stated the profession for Frederika Charlotta (well-known PZH decorator) as “ceramics painter” and on the line for her sister Charlotte Jacoba for profession a scribble that could mean “idem”! Further research gave a confirmation: when Charlotte Jacoba moved with her parents and sisters to The Hague in 1914, she registered there as “ceramic painter”. An indication that she had plied her trade pretty recently. There is no indication in the records that she was active as a decorator directly after the move, she appeared (as has her sister Frederika) to have worked as a domestic help until at least 1937. However, a piece from the 'Nieuw Rozenburg' factory (The Hague, 1919-1923) has come to light with a CD monogram identical to Charlotte Delchambre's PZH monogram. Considering the quantity, quality and dating of P décor pieces with the CD monogram it is for this collector a certainty that it is the monogram for Charlotte Delchambre, with a working period at PZH from c. 1900 to 1914.

Dekkers, Hendrikus Wilhelmus

Born: Purmerend 28 Sept 1877

Worked at PZH from earliest 1917 until ???

To be added

Dam, Jannigje van

Born : Bergambacht, 27 March 1833

Worked at PZH from earliest Sept 1909 until Oct 1912

Jannigje den Hoed was born in 1833 in Bergambacht and married in 18?? with Cornelis van Dam. He passed away in 1902 and in September 1909 Jannigje van Dam (she would have kept her married name) moved from Gouderak to Gouda, age 76. She moved in with the Verburg family, who had moved 3 years earlier from Gouderak to Gouda. Two daughters in this family, Geertruida (born 1894) and Adriana (born 1897) are registered as "plateelschilderes". This is also the registered profession of Jannigje when she died age 79 in October 1912. It is unclear if Jannigje had any previous experience as a painter, but the quality of JvD signed pieces is very good. She is mentioned in Tasman as ‘Jannigje den Hoed, decorator, PZH, c.1910’, but as a widow she would have kept her married name van Dam.

Dam, Antonia Ludovica van

Born : Gouda, 23 Oct 1899

Worked at PZH from earliest 1912 until at least 1928

To be added

RD: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime from after 1907 to before 1918

No certainty on name

AD: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH between 1908 and 1918

To be added

Cabout, Cornelia

Born: Gouda, 17 June 1904

Worked at PZH from earliest 1916 until at least 1928

To be added

Burger, Maarten

Born : Gouda, 24 May 1902

Worked at PZH from earliest 1914 until at least 1928

To be added

Burg, Jan Hendrik van der

Born : Delft, 3 Nov 1882

Worked at PZH from Oct. 1900 until latest Oct. 1902

Jan Hendrik van der Burg was born in 1882 in Delft. He moved in October 1900 to Gouda and was registered as plateelschilder. Apart from 2 months (Dec. 1901/Jan. 1902) when he and Willem Muller moved to The Hague he lived in Gouda until October 1902 when he moved to Maastricht.

His working period almost completely overlaps with that of Henri Breetvelt, who was hired by PZH to design and paint their Delftware range in the mid 1900. Their monograms are a similar combination of an H and a B, but the handwriting and Lazarus Gate logo are very different. Furthermore, the monogram of Jan Hendrik shows the J as part of the monogram. All Delft painters appear to have worked closely with or under H Breetvelt and probably worked on pieces marked by Breetvelt himself. This would explain the fact that we only know these few pieces marked by Jan Hendrik and over thirty marked by Breetvelt. Still, it is a bit of a mystery why Jan Hendrik marked these few very high-quality pieces, that could be easily attributed to Henri Breetvelt himself.

Breetvelt, Henri Leonardus August

Born : Delft, 5 Nov 1864

Worked at PZH from Aug. 1900 until Oct. 1902 and from 1916-1923

Henri Leonardus August Breetvelt was born in 1864 in Delft as the son of a well-to-do manufacturer and his wife. He followed lessons at the Delft Polytechnic from Adolphe le Comte and at the The Hague Art Academy. In 1888 he presented his first free ceramic work which got good reviews. In August 1900 he was hired by Egbert Estié at PZH as a designer and decorator. In October 1902 he moved to Maastricht to join de 'Société Ceramique ' where he designed and painted. In 1907 he joined Egbert Estie again at his new venture 'De Kroon' in Noordwijk. When this failed he moved to The Hague, where from 1909 until 1916 (or 1915 according to his obituary in the newspaper) he created a portfolio of designs. From 1916 he worked again for PZH, designing and painting unique decors that later were used as well by other painters. He died in Gouda in August 1923.

Henri Breetvelt was with little doubt the designer of the Delft Blue and Polychrome decors that started PZH's foray into this style of decor. He was also responsible for some superb portraits, interiors and landscapes on wall plates and vases, often after Dutch 17th and 19th-century paintings, and bird decors after Japanese artist Kono Barei.
It appears that (like in his later PZH period) he worked with a small team and based on his and their known output over their working period he must also have signed pieces that were not totally by his hand. This was also common practice at Rozenburg.

Bree, Dirk van der

Born : Gouda, 27 Dec 1895

Worked at PZH from earliest 1908 until latest 1931

To be added

Bree, Adriana Pieternella van der

Born : Gouda, 3 Dec 1900

Worked at PZH from earliest 1913 until at least 1928

To be added

Bouwmeester, Anna Wilhelmina

Born : Rotterdam, 1 Nov 1865

Worked at PZH from Dec. 1897 until latest Nov. 1905, no work known

Anna Wilhelmina Bouwmeester was born in Rotterdam in 1865 where her father ran a lodging house. She moved in January 1896 to Purmerend where she worked for Brantjes. In December 1897 she moved to lodgings in Gouda and was registered as plateelschilderes there. In July 1898 her older sister joined her in Gouda to run lodgings for Anna and four of her male PZH colleagues. They moved to a new location in June 1899 where Maria Anna Antonetta Herweijer joined them from Ulestraten, Limburg and is also registered as plateelschilderes. In June 1903 Anna and Maria moved to their own accommodation and continued to work for PZH until they moved in November 1905 to The Hague and in 1906 followed Egbert Estië to Noordwijk where they worked for "De Kroon". In November 1907 they moved to Watergraafsmeer near Amsterdam where Egbert and his family then lived. Next, they moved to Bussum at the end of 1908 where they could have worked for PB Delft. In 1913 Anna married 48 year old Hendrik Hakkert in Bussum. who had spent the previous 17 years in the Dutch East Indies. Later that year the three of them sailed for Batavia (now Jakarta) and settled in Atjeh, north Sumatra. They returned to Holland in 1919 and settled in Waardenburg. Anna died in Ermelo in Dec 1927, at 62 years old.

Considering her working period at PZH ( 8 years) it is strange we know no work that can be attributed to her. Can she have worked in a supervisory or administrative role?

Bordewijk, Dirk Gijsbert

Born : s-Gravenhage, 7 Aug 1883

Worked at PZH from Feb. 1901 until Sept. 1904

Dirk Gijsbert Bordewijk was born in 1883 in The Hague as the son of a barber (later pub landlord). He started as a pupil at the Rozenburg plateelbakkerij in June 1898, age 14, around the same time as Johannes de Vries. Their further careers indicate they might have become good friends. They left Rozenburg on the same day, 1 Feb 1901, together with Cornelis van Muijen. All three seem to have started at PZH, but as they continued to live with their respective parents in The Hague they must have commuted and we have no certainty about a start date. Enough signed high-quality pieces have survived from all three painters that we can place them with certainty at PZH in the 1901-1904 period. Dirk Bordewijk moved in September 1904 to Utrecht, where Johannes de Vries already lived since the end of January of that year. Likely they worked for Holland-Utrecht, on walking distance from their lodgings. In 1906 Dirk Bordewijk followed Johannes de Vries again, this time to Purmerend. Signed HAGA pieces are known from both from this period. Dirk lived in Purmerend till March 1908 when he moved back to The Hague and is registered as a tobacconist. He travelled at least one more time back to Purmerend as he married a local girl there in August 1909 (6 months after his friend Johannes de Vries married his sweetheart from Purmerend in Leiden). He died in 1944 in The Hague, 61 years old, and had been working as a middle ranking civil servant for the Dutch Senate. He received a royal decoration in 1939, possibly as a 25-year service award, which would mean he started his civil service career in 1914.

It is hard to be sure which objects are signed by Dirk Bordewijk himself. Considering the quality of the decoration object nr. 2021 and 1077 are the most likely candidates as the handwriting on both objects has good similarities and few similarities with oeuvres of other artists.

Boot, Teunis Cornelis

Born: Gouda 26 Sept 1903

Worked at PZH from earliest 1915, still registered in 1938

To be added

Boot, Jacob Arie

Born : Gouda, 27 April 1896

Worked at PZH from 1908 until 1964

Jacob Arie (Jaques) Boot was born in 1896 in Gouda as son of a baker of Dutch breakfast cake. In the Gouda register his profession is entered as ceramics painter at some point between 1910 and 1920. He married in 1924 and is registered as a ceramic painter till at least 1929. He died in 1978.

Boot, Franciscus Karel

Born: Gouda 30 march 1902

Worked at PZH from earliest 1914 until latest 1924?

To be added

Boot , Agata Maria

Born : Gouda, 28 April 1894

Worked at PZH from 1908 until 1919

Boot , Agata Maria

Born : Gouda, 28 April 1894

Worked at PZH from 1908 until 1919

Agata Maria Boot was born in 1894 in Gouda as daughter of a baker of Dutch breakfast cake. She was the older sister of ceramics painter Jacob Arie Boot (PZH 1908-1964). No profession is recorded for her until her marriage in 1919 with PZH ceramics painter Frans van Katwijk (PZH 1955-1923). As Tasman lists her as working at PZH as decorator from 1908-1919 one can only assume that this is based on interviews with ex PZH employees in the 1970s, possibly with her brother who died in 1978.

Bonsel, Gouke Arnout

Born : Leiden, 30 April 1890

Worked at PZH from 1910 until 1912

To be added

Boeziek, Bernardus

Born : Amsterdam, 8 May 1877

Worked at PZH from August until November 1904

Bernardus Johannes Boeziek was born in 1877 in Amsterdam. He moved to Purmerend in March 1897 probably after his military service and was registered as an “artist”. He moved in August 1904 to Gouda where he was again registered as an “artist” but returned already in November 1904 to Purmerend. From there he moved in 1906 to Nieuwer Amstel near Amsterdam. He might have worked one more period for Brantjes as he moved in May 1907 from Purmerend to Watergraafsmeer near Amsterdam where he lived with his family until they moved to Amsterdam in 1912.

No work that can clearly be attributed to him has come to light yet, but with a working period at PZH for just a few months in 1904 that is not that strange.

Boers, Stephanus Andreas

Born : Moordrecht, 10 Oct 1897

Worked at PZH from earliest 1910 until latest 1920?

To be added

Boer, Reinardus Adrianus

Born: Gouda 20 Aug 1903

Worked at PZH from earliest 1915 until latest 1927

To be added

Boer, Johannes Jacobus Phil. den

Born : Gouda, 8 July 1894

Worked possibly at PZH from earliest 1906 until latest 1923

Johannes Jacobus Phillippus den Boer was born in Rotterdam in 1894, but the family moved to Gouda in 1897. He was registered as 'plateelschilder' when he moved to Utrecht for a few months in 1912, so it is likely he was already trained in that profession. He remained registered as 'plateelschilder' in Gouda until 1923.

The literature does not mention him under PZH and no early work is found, The below later work can also be by J Bennis (TGPB 1918 - 1929). Johannes could have worked for other Gouda pottery factories and his name is not mentioned in interviews held with retired PZH decorators in 1981.

Boer, Cornelis

Born : Gouda, 29 August 1899

Worked at PZH from earliest 1911 until possibly 1931

Cornelis Boer was born in 1899 as son of a shop keeper. His profession is entered in the Gouda records as ceramics painter sometime after 1912 and before 1920. He lived with his parent until 1926 when he moved to his own accommodation and married in 1927. At some point after 1926 (likely after 1930) his profession is changed in shopkeeper, later as shopkeeper in colonial products.

Bizot, Andreas Simon

Born : Alkemade, 4 April 1896

Worked at PZH from earliest 1908 until possibly 1925

To be added

Belt, Johannes Gerardus Petrus

Born: Boskoop, 22 Feb 1904

Worked at PZH from earliest 1916 until possibly 1929

To be added

Bauer, Jacob Willem

Born : Amsterdam, 11 June 1875

Worked at PZH from Aug. 1901 until Feb. 1903

Born in 1875 in Amsterdam. In 1894 he was listed as an actor. He moved from Amsterdam to Purmerend in March 1897 where he was registered as ‘painter’ and must have worked for Brantjes. The only Brantjes objects with a JB monogram are attributed to J Brandenburg and J Branger. Jacob moved from Purmerend to Gouda in Aug 1901 together with L Peeters and is registered as ‘plateelschilder’. He moved back to Amsterdam in Feb 1903.

It is possible that all the below objects are signed by a pupil as the way of marking is very similar as that of the pupil "Madein"

Baas, Cornelis

Born: Gouda, 8 April 1903

Worked at PZH from earliest 1914 until latest 1923

To be added

Baars, Sipke

Born : Sneek, 2 Nov 1877

Worked at PZH from April 1901 until Dec. 1901

Sipke Baars was born in 1877 in Leeuwarden as son of a notaris (solicitor) klerk and his wife. He moved in May 1898 to live with an aunt in Amsterdam, no profession noted. In October that year, he moved to Scheveningen near The Hague, but he does not appear to have worked for Rozenburg. In June 1899 he is back in Amsterdam until he moved to Delft 4 months later. From there he arrived in Gouda in April 1901 and is registered as plateel schilder. Early December the same year he moved back to Delft. From April to November he lived in Amsterdam again registered as a decoration painter. Winter 1902/1903 he was back in Delft, and after 2 years in Amsterdam, he lived in Luik (Liege) for 4 months. Back in Amsterdam he married in May 1906 and moved to Delft where he died in 1956, age 79. TGPB places him at PZH from 1901 until 1910 but biography and lack of output at PZH make a 7 months working period in 1901 more likely.

He appears to have been one of the painters specifically hired by PZH to paint their Delftware range. He will have worked under or closely with H Breetvelt who designed most of the early PZH Delft decors.

HB: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1918

No certainty on name

CB: No name known as yet

Born : tbc

Worked at PZH sometime between 1908 and 1917

To be added

Anker, Frits (Frans)

Born: Gouda 17 Juli 1901

Worked at PZH from earliest 1914 until latest 1923

To be added

Alblas, Adrianus

Born: Delft, 12 Feb 1878

Worked at PZH in 1904, acc. to TGPB also c.1910 to c. 1915, as modeller?

Adrianus Alblas was born in Delft in 1878 and might have worked in the ceramics industry there. He moved to Gouda at the end of Feb 1904 and is registered as a plateelschilder. However, four subsequent records from 1904 to 1909 from four other towns mention him as “plateelvormer”, modeller. He worked from Aug 1904 until April 1905 in Purmerend (Haga), then until 1909 in Hilversum (PBD). He is thought to have worked again for PZH from c. 1910 to c. 1915, but if so he must have commuted. No oeuvre from around 1904 that can be attributed to him as a decorator has been found. Needs further research.

Akkerman, Roelof Hendrik

Born: Gouda , 19 May 1902

Worked at PZH from earliest 1914 until latest 1928

To be added

Akkerman, Pieternella Helena

Born: Gouda , 6 Sep 1898

Worked at PZH from earliest 1914 until latest 1924

To be added

Akker, Ottolina van den

Born: Gouda , 11 Jan 1902

Worked at PZH from earliest 1914 until latest 1922

To be added

Akker, Gerard van den

Born: Gouda 10 June 1903

Worked at PZH from earliest 1915 until at least 1928

To be added

Adriaansz, Helena Elisabeth

Borm: Gouda. 16 Oct 1902

Worked at PZH from earliest 1915 until latest 1928

To be added

Abbema, Jacoba

Born : Gouda, 13 Sept 1903

Worked at PZH from earliest c. 1915 until at least 1929

Jacoba Abbema was born in 1903 in Gouda as a daughter of a factory worker. In the civil records kept until around 1920 there is no profession listed for her, but in the 1920 to 1938 records she is listed as “factoryworker”. She could have started earlier, as typically children started working around age 13. There is a NP décor clock dated 1929 from her hand.

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