The tin glazed earthenware plate commemorating the 100th anniversary of the independence of the Netherlands after Napoleon Bonaparte. Decorated in blue with the Tree of Freedom with the Crowned coat of arms of the Netherlands with the Dutch Lion with the sword in his right hand and in his left hand a bundle of arrows for the 11 States of the Netherlands and a banderol with 1813 - 1913.
De Ketenen Verbroken. (The chains are broken)
De Vrijheid voor Altijd. (Freedom for ever)
Van ’t drukkend juk bevrijd. (Liberated from the burdensome yolk)
Signed on the back in underglaze blue for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND 1913 & AI = 1913.
Painter’s initals: AG = Bergen van Grijp
The plate was designed by Leon Senf.
This item is shown in Rick Erickson - Royal Delft Page 131 - Fig.11-18
NB. 4 minor chips rim top left.
Diam.: 25,6 cm. (10,1 inches.)
Weight: 604 grams.