This wall charger was made in the first months after the establishment of the Gouda pottery factory Zuid Holland. We know that the object was painted between April 1898 and May 1899 based on the painter’s signature: BN. Bernardus Nieman, born in Amsterdam, was registered in the Gouda city census archives in the above-mentioned period. So this is a very early example of Gouda pottery. This can also be seen in the decoration. You see flowers in typical Art Nouveau style elements, which were also very popular during this period. The wall charger is decorated with flowers and leaves, which decorate the plate in so-called whiplash patterns. The colour combination is fenomenal: orange, pink, olive green and black. The wall charger is 23.5 cm or 9.3 inches wide. At the bottom of the plate you can see the signature of the Gouda pottery factory. You see the lazarus gate and the words: Zuid-Holland Gouda. You also see Bernardus Nieman’s signature: BN and an H, which probably refers to the decor. The plate is also stamped with the number 25, which refers to the model. The plate is in great condition. No damage or restorations were observed. There is a large flea bite on the back of the plate. The edge also has an unevenness. It looks like an extra little crumb of clay has been left behind.