The center of the tin glazed earthenware plate decorated in shades of blue with a steam locomotive stranded in the snow, marking the severty of the winter of the beginning of 1940 & the date 1940. In the rim the text:
DAT MEN NIET REISDE PER AUTO OF SPOOR - DAAR ZORGDE DE WINTER VAN ’40 WEL VOOR. (That people didn’t travel by car or train - there for took care the winter of ‘ 40.)
Signed on the back in underglaze blue with:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND - Anno 1940
Two painters worked on this plate:
Painter: JAB = Jurrien Burghoorn.
Employment dates: October 1892 - 1949
Painter CS = Casper Schilperoort.
Employment dates 15 Oct. 1894 - 1950
This item is shown in - Royal Delft a guide to the Porceleyne Fles by Rick Erickson Page 134 - Fig.11 - 29