The tin glazed earthenware plate marking the capitulation of the Netherlands to the German and of remembrance of the soldiers who gave their lives from May 10 - 14 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
This item is shown in Rick Erickson - Royal Delft Page 139 - Fig.11-54
Diam.: 18 cm. (7,1 inches.)
Weight: 228 grams.