Medium sized (18,5 x 5,0 cm) Gouda style ashtray made during the 1970s by the Regina factory in Gouda, the Netherlands. The ashtray is handpainted underglaze in the "Uni" pattern / design, a classic art-nouveau style design of Regina that was developed during the 1920s. The design features various leaf and flower forms in a flowing pattern of muted colours (different shades of green, red-brown, orange-brown, lilac, blue and yellow) against a black background. The whole item is thickly glazed in a beautiful high gloss glaze.
The bottom of the ashtray is painted green and signed with a handpainted Regina crown mark, the pattern name (Uni), a model (mould) number (167) and the classifications "handpainted" and "Gouda - Holland". There is also the signature of the painter (R. Nobel, which is the signature of Ms. Ria Nobel, who worked from 1949 to 1979 as a painter at Regina. She is the wife of the author of this webpage about the Regina factory: www.goudadesign.co.uk/reginajoop.html).
Please note that in the pictures the colours are more bright than in reality. In reality all colours are more subdued and mysterious, not so prominent as in the pictures. So in reality it has more beauty than in the pictures.
A very beautiful piece of Gouda pottery, which can actually be used as an ashtray or just as a decorative item.
Made by: Kunstaardewerkfabriek Regina (Art pottery factory Regina)
Place of manufacture: Gouda, the Netherlands
Year of manufacture: between 1949 and 1979, probably during the 1970s
Method of decoration: handpainted (underglaze)
Size: diameter 18,5 cm, depth / height: 5,0 cm
Weight: 440 g
Condition: the item is in an excellent condition, as new, with no damages and no visible wear or scratches to the glaze. The glaze is very thick, with a high gloss. There are three small kiln marks on the backside of the ashtray, of the stilts where the item was resting upon when it was being baked. This is not a defect, but part of the normal production process.
Additional pictures can be provided if required.
The Regina factory was founded in 1898 in Gouda by G.R. van der Want and G.A. Barras (hence the WB initials in the Regina mark). During the first years the factory only produced glazed / enamelled ceramic tobacco pipes. From 1915 onwards it also started production of Gouda type art pottery with stylised flower patterns under high gloss glazes, later also with matte glazes. In 1917 many of the moulds from the famous Rozenburg art pottery in the Hague (which went bankrupt in 1916) were bought by Regina, and several painters also came over from Rozenburg. This resulted in the production of Gouda type pottery of a very high quality. In the mid 1920's there were about 90 people working for Regina, of which 40 to 50 were painters. After 1935 Regina also started to produce Delftware in the Delft blue, polychrome and Delft red styles. Like the Gouda pottery, the Delftware was often of very good quality. From the end of the 1930's Regina also started to produce tableware and from the 1950's onwards also modern art pottery.
Production lasted up till 1979, when the factory finally closed its doors. The name, pottery marks and most of the moulds and designs of Regina were bought by Artihove, an art centre in Bergschenhoek, which still exist today and produces products such as high-quality business gifts, office art and sculptures. More information about Regina can be found on this webpage: www.goudadesign.co.uk/reginajoop.html
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First of all, don't let them fall! Always handle them in a mindful way and put them in spots where they cannot be accidentally bumped over when cleaning or vacuuming. Some people put some (clean) sand in vases to make them more stable.
Second, don't clean them too often! Underglaze painted Gouda and Delftware can be perfectly cleaned with water if necessary, but often just dusting them off or polishing them up a bit with a soft dry cloth is enough. Overglaze painted items should not be cleaned too often.
The colours of ceramics do not fade in sunlight, so you can put them in bright spots where they look good. But do avoid large temperature differences, which will cause increased crazing in many Delftware and also Gouda type pieces.