The center of the tin glazed earthenware plate decorated in blue with a Dutch brown sailing vessel in stormy water on sea. In the cloud the Almighty’s Eye & 1939. In the rim two leaves with the Apples of Orange and the text:
MIJN SCHILD EN DE BETROUWEN
ZIJT GIJ, O GOD MIJN HEER.
My schield and the trust - Are You O God my Lord. (Start 2th World.War.) (Text from the sixth couplet of “Het Wilhemus”, the national hymn.)
Signed on the back in underglaze blue for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & BI = 1939
Two painters worked on this piece:
Painter’s intials:VA = Thomas van Arum
Employment dates March 31 1890 – 1945
& VK = Antonius Johannes van Kampenhout
Employment dates: 1892 – 1942
Siumular crisis plates are shown in Rick Erickson - Royal Delft Page 142 - 143.
Diam.: 18,2 cm. (7.2 inches.)
Weight: 214 grams