Only 300 Chargers were made for the 650 years memorial of the city Amsterdam. (1275-1925). The tin glazed earthenware charger decorated in shades of blue with in the centre the profile of Amsterdam from the east to the west, seen over the harbour “ Y “ . In the top left the city seal ( Hanze trade ) and on the right the coat of arms of the city Amsterdam, together crowned with the Emperor’s crown. in the top of the rim. On the left and on the right the Dutch text :
" Aan d´Amstel en aan 't IJ daar doet zich heerlijk Oope zij die als Keizerin de kroon draagt van Europe.". and the years 1275 and 1925. ( On the river Amstel and Harbour Y, there opens it wonderfully She who wears as an empress the crown of Europe.)
Signed on the back in underglaze blue for :
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & AU = 1925
Two painters worked on this fully decorated charger,
Painter’s initials: VB = Willem Alexander Karel Hendrik Frederik van Baarsel. Employment dates: June 30th 1893 - 1944 or 1945.
Painter’s initials: VL = Theodorus Antonius Bernardus van Lingen.
Employment dates: 28 March 1893 -1945.
Only 300 commemorative chargers were produced.
This item is shown in Rick Erickson - Royal Delft Page 135 - Fig. 11 - 35.
Diam.: 34,5 cm. (13,6 inches.)
Weight: 1.157 grams.