The tin glazed earthenware charger decorated in shades shades of blue with a portrait of a merchant, known as De lachende cavalier. (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
Simular 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.