The tin glazed earthenware plate decorated in the center in shades of blue with the Dutch Naval gun ship No. 2 of J.C.J. van Speijk in 1831 on the river Schelde with the city Antwerpen, commemorating the centennial celebration of the heroism dead of Lieutenant Van Speijk on February the 5th in 1831. “En dan liever de lucht in” (And than rather in the air) instead surrender his gun ship No:2 to the Belgium troops during the independence war. The rim with stylized leaves and in the top written. J.C.J. van SPEIJK and under 1831 5 Februari 1931
Signed on the back in underglaze blue for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & BA = 1931
Two painters worked on this plate:
Painter’s initials: VL = Jan van Lijnschooten
Employment dates: Sept. 16th 1889 - 1935.
Painter: AG = Andreas Petrus Guerrain
Employment dates: June 6th 1887 – 1938
This plate is shown Rick Erickson - Royal Delft on Page 133 Fig. 11 - 27.
Diam.: 18 cm. (7,1 inches.)
Weight: 303 grams