VINTAGE DUTCH BLUE & WHITE DELFT HANDPAINTED COMMEMORATIVE PLATE - 1984


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The earthenware plate commemorating the second race in 1984, 50 years  after  the 1934 race. A simular plane , a DC 2 as the Uiver was used, because the first Uiver crashed a month later

after the first 1934 race during an accelarated Christmas mail flight on the Amsterdam Batavia route. The plane from the second race returned safely back in Amsterdam  in 1984.

Decorated in shades of blue with in the centre  the flying airplane  PH - AJU, a  DOUGLAS DC 2  ,The Uiver,  over the map from England untill Australia.

in the MacRobertson  Londen - Melbourne air race f rom october 20th -24th. 1934.  19.877 km in 90 hours & 17 minutes.

and the text :

LONDON _ MELBOURNE  1934 - 1984.

On the left the Big Ben. on the right the Royal Exhibition centre in Melbourne.

The rim with stylized  floral swags      Signed on the back in underglaze blue for : 

DE PORCELEYNE FLES   -   ROYAL  DELFT

   DELFT  -  HOLLAND      &    DD = 1984   &  102

Painter’s initials :         J.Boot     =   J. Boot

Employment dates :                       1950 - 1994.

Literature 

DELFTWARE - History of a national product De Porceleyne Fles

Page 162 - 163

Same plate in collection Museum Prinsenhof Delft 

 
Diam.:  18 cm.  ( 7,1 inches.)

Material
Earthenware
Reference
M.800
Price
Price on request
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