Gouda decors around 1907/1908
After its inception in 1898/1899 the Gouda decor developed in width and depth, but the change of management at the end of 1905 would have considerable consequences for this decor family. From probably mid-1907 there appears to have been a huge reduction in the number of decors and likely of the freedom artists had to apply them. We think we can date objects from the 1907/1908 period as these have the model and decor number added to the branding ‘Made in Zuid-Holland’. From probably mid-1908 the branding on most objects changes back to ‘Zuid-Holland Gouda’, and in 1918 the objects get year markings. The collection has only a small number of objects produced after mid-1907, so the below links give a better idea of how the decors developed over time.