The tin glazed earthenware plate commemorating the 300th anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers. Decorated in shades of blue with the sailing vessel THE MAYFLOWER * 1620* as written in the banderol on the ship above the Dutch text:
NEDERLANDSCHE PILGRIMFATHERS * HERDENKING *. (commemoration.) 1620 - 1920 and the coat of arms of: Leiden, Amsterdam & Delftshaven.
The rim with stylized leaves and flowers and the English text:
“If We Ever Make Plantation.”
"God Works a Miracle - Robert Cushman.”
The Pilgrim fathers are the founding fathers of The U.S.A. (Massachusetts)
Signed on the back in underglaze blue for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & AP = 1920
Painter’s initials: JL = Jan Willem Lispet.
Employment dates: August 9th 1887 - 1938
Only 627 plates were produced.
Rick Erickson - Royal Delft. This item is shown on Page 132 Fig. 11 - 34.
Diam.: 25,4 cm. (10 inches.)
Weight: 752 grams.