The tin glazed earthenware plate decorated in shades of blue with a trade vessel leaving the harbour. With the text "DEN VADERLANT GHETROUWE” (The Fatherland Faithfull). Under in the center 1918. The rim with the orange coloured Apples of Orange. (= Royal Family). The rarest plate from the WW1 serie.
Designed by Leon Senf.
Signed on the back in underglaze blue for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & AN = 1918
Painter’s initials: VL = Johannes (Jan) van Lijnschooten
Employment dates: 16 Sept. 1889 - 1935
This item is shown in Rick Erickson - Royal Delft Page 137 - Fig. 11 - 45 Only 700 plates were produced.
Diam.: 18 cm. (7.1 inches.)
Weight: 302 grams