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.
DELFTWARE - History of a national product De Porceleyne Fles
Page 162 - 163
Same plate in collection Museum Prinsenhof Delft