Blue & White Royal Delft Commemorative Plate. Start W.W. II - 1940.


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The tinglazed earthenware plate marking the capitulation of the Netherlands to the German and of remembrace of the soldiers who gave their lives from May 10 - 14 in 1940. The dates of the capitulation to the Germans, May 14th , after the invasion of the Nazis on May 10th 1940. Decorated in shades of  blue with  a cross with flowers under a tree  within the Dutch fenced garden. and 10 - 14  MEI.  On the rim the text: GETROUW TOT IN DEN DOOD  -  1940.  (Faithfull untill death.)   

Plate designed by D.J. van Arum. 

Signed on the back in underglaze blue for:

DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL  DELFT

DELFT - HOLLAND  &   BJ = 1940.

Painter’s initials:  VA = Thomas van  Arum. Painter & Designer.

Employment dates: 31 March 1890 - 1945

Literature:

This item is shown in Rick Erickson - Royal Delft  Page 139  - Fig.11-54

 

Diam.:  18 cm. (7,1 inches.)

Weight: 255 grams.


Material
Handpainted Earthenware
Weight
255 gr
Reference
M.1201
Price
€ 75
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