The tin glazed earthenware plate decorated in shades of blue with a satallite above the earth between the moon and star sand the text:
DE EERSTE AARDSATELLIET GELANCEERD - 4 OKTOBER 1957. (First earth satellite launched.) The rim with stylized flowers and leaves.
Signed on the back in underglaze blue for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & CC = 1958
Painter’s initials TDE = Johannes Th. Dessens
Employment dates: 1939 - 1983
This plate is not shown in Rick Erickson - Royal Delft. Only listed on Page 130 in Commemorative Plates.
Diam.: 18,5 cm. (7,3 inches.)
Weight: 219 grams.