The antique in glazed rimmed earthenware charger decorated in shades of blue with a self portrait of Rembrandt with 34 years - Anno 1640 (Nowadays collection National Gallery London, 102 x 80 cm.) Next to the portrait naar Rembrandt. The rim decorated with floral motifs. The painting looks like the portret of Titian’s portrait by Gerolamo Barbagio, owned by the Portugese art dealer Allfonso Lopez in Amsterdam.
Signed on the bottom in underglaze blue for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & AA = 1905
Impressed mark: Joost Thooft & La Bouchere in a circle
Two painters worked on this “painting on clay.”
Painter’s initials: PD = Petrus Leonardus Dijkman
Employment dates: April 11th 1882 - 1922
Painter’s initials: JL = Jan Willem Lispet.
Employment dates: August 9th 1887 - 1938
This charger is shown in: Royal Delft a guide to the Porceleyne Fles by Rick Erickson on Page 121 Fig.10-44,
Diameter: 41 cm. (16,2 inches.)
Weight: 2.329 gram.