The tin glazed earthenware plate commemorating the 1968 Apollo 8 mission with the first men around the moon. The centre decorated in shades of blue with the moon and the earth , several holly leaves and the names ; Borman , Lovell & Anders and the text: FIRST MEN AROUND THE MOON . The rim with stylized leaves and the dates 21- 12 1968 27 – 12
Signed on the back in underglaze blue for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & CN = 1969
Painter’s initials: ABO = A.H. Borremans.
Employment dates: 1953 - 2002
Designed by De Bruijn.
This plate is shown in Rick Erickson - Royal Delft Page 134 - Fig. 11 -31.
Diam.: 18,2 cm. (7,2 inches.)
Weight: 259 grams.