The rare tin glazed earthenware plate decorated in shades of blue in the centre with the Castle Dillenburg in Germany. The house of birth of William of Orange, the 400 years anniversary.
WILLEM VAN ORANJE - VADER DES VADERLANDS - 1533. 24 APRIL . 1933 with the apples of Orange and four post horns. Prince Wiliam of Orange of the Netherlands started the independence war against Filips II of Spain.
Designed by Leon Senf. Only 700 plates were produced.
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.
This plate is shown in Rick Erickson - Royal Delft Page 128 - Fig.11-09