This Nieuw - Delft tin glazed earthenware plate commemorating the 300th anniversary of the V.O.C. founding Batavia (Jakarta) decorated in colours with in the center a Dutch VOC trade sailing vessel with the coat of arms of Batavia and Holland and the text:
V.O.C. 1619. Mei 1919
(Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie = Far East Trade Company establshed 1602.)
The rim with stylized ornamants and in green the text:
DE COST GAET VOOR DE BAET UIT 1598. (The costs will go before the benefits)
1619 was the establishment of Batavia, the Capital of the Dutch Indies (Indonesia – Jakarta.)
Signed on the back in underglaze blue with factory mark 6 with a bottle & DELFT.
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND
Designed by Le Comte.
Only 1.024 plates were made.
This kind of plates plate are shown in Rick Erickson - Royal Delft Page 132 - Fig.11-19 / 20. This plate is shown on page 10 fig. 01-01
Diam.: 23 cm. (9,1 inches.)
Weight: 543 grams.