The fine tin glazed earthenware rimmed charger decorated in shades of blue with a 17th century Dutch warship on sea that fires a salute.
Under right naar v.d. Velde
Painted after the famous oil painting from Willem van de Velde de Jonge. “Het Kanonschot” circa 1680, in the collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. (The cannon shot after Willem van de Velde the Younger. Leiden ca 18 Dec. 1633 – April 6th 1707 in Greenwich- London) The rim decorated with floral motifs.
Signed on the bottom in underglaze blue for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & BU = 1950
Two painters worked on this “painting on clay”
Painter’s initials WTH = W.M.G. ten Hacken
Employment dates: 1939 – 1984
Painter’s initials: JK. = J.W. Ket
Employment dates: 1946 - 1994
This type of charges is shown in: Royal Delft a guide to the Porceleyne Fles by Rick Erickson on page 122 Fig.10-4 & page 124 Fig.10-52
Diameter: 41 cm. (16,2 inches.)
Weight: 1.899 grams.