This vase is made by the Dutch pottery company Zuid-Holland from Gouda. It has four arms, a square foot, a diamond-shaped belly and a round neck. With all these different shapes you get an interesting design. It is model 213 of the Gouda pottery factory. And this makes for a great puzzle, since the object is stamped on the back with the number 312. But after a little research, this seems to been a mistake. The object is 23 cm or 9 inches high and 12 cm or 4.7 inches wide. This antique vase is painted with purple chalices on a yellow and green background. Both the neck and the foot of the vase are decorated. This is a fine example of an early Gouda decor, probably painted between 1900 and 1904. The vase is signed with AL, the monogram of Adriaan Lansaat. At the bottom you can also see the factory logo (the gate) and the words: Made in Zuid-Holland. The vase is in good condition. Unfortunately, one of the arms has a hairline crack in the spot where the arm meets the body (see pictures). This vase used to belong to the renowned Dutch collector Nico van Eijk.