This beautiful vase has a lovely decor of blue carnations against a background of green dots and yellow colour areas, which are made up of very thin and wavey lines. The vase was made by the Dutch Zuid-Holland pottery company from Gouda in the period 1901-1905. This is a beautiful example of a P-decor, also called ‘kantjes’. The P stands for porcelain. These decors with pastel colours against a white background were launched in 1901 by the Gouda pottery factory to compete with the very popular and expensive eggshell porcelain from Rozenburg from The Hague. The vase is 31 cm or 12.2 inches high and 16 cm or 6.3 inches wide. It is model 320, a design characterised by a wide foot, a long, slim neck and two ears. The vase is signed on the bottom with the factory logo of the Gouda pottery factory and the words: Made in Zuid-Holland. You also see a reference to the decor: P/B and the signature of an unknown painter: CS. The vase is not in mint condition. There are two chips on the edge of the foot (which can easily be restored) and the edge of the neck contains a number of flea bites. Both ears are intact, but have very thin and short hairlines on both sides.