Very Rare Dutch Blue & White Royal Delft Commemorative Charger. Profile of Amsterdam - 1925

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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 :


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.

Literature :

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.