The tin glazed earthenware rimmed charger decorated in shades of blue with a portrait of a merchant, known as De Lachende Cavalier after Frans Hals (Nowadays Wallace Collection London, 183 x 67,6 cm.) The rim decorated with floral motifs.
Signed on the back in underglaze blue for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & BY = 1954
Painter’s initials JD = Johannes Th. Dessens
Employment dates: 1939 - 1983
Similar chargers shown in: Royal Delft a guide to the Porceleyne Fles by Rick Erickson on page 121
Diameter: 41 cm. (16,2 inches.)
Weight: 1.908 grams.