The tin glazed earthenware rimmed charger decorated in shades of blue with a portrait of a merchant, known as De Lachende Cavalier by Frans Hals.
(Nowadays Wallace Collection London, 83 x 67,3 cm.)
The rim decorated with floral motifs.
Signed on the back in underglaze blue for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & CT = 1974
Painter’s initials: HPL = H. Planken
Employment dates: 1941 - 1990
Similar chargers shown in: Royal Delft a guide to the Porceleyne Fles by Rick Erickson on Page 121.
Diameter: 41,3 cm. (16,3 inches.)
Weight: 1.742 grams.