The center of the tin glazed earthenware plate decorated in blue
with a Dutch brown sailing vessel in stormy water on sea. Under in the surf: 1933. In the rim floral swags and the text:
EEN WIJS BELEID ALLEEN STUURT DOOR DE BRANDING HEEN. (Only wise leadership will guide us through the surf.)
Signed on the back in underglaze blue for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & BC = 1933
Painter’s initials: VB = Willem Alexander Karel Hendrik Frederik van Baarsel.
Employment dates: June 30th, 1893 - 1944 or 1945.
Simular crisis plates are shown in Rick Erickson - Royal Delft Page 142 - 143.
Diam.: 18,3 cm. (7,2 inches.)
Weight: 184 grams