The earthenware plate decorated in the 17th century tradition in sepia with the V.O.C. sailing vessel AMSTERDAM. (Spiegelretourschip) Built in 1748 and stranded on his first voyage in 1749 on the coast of Hastings (U.K.) A replica is built in 1980 and now part of the Amsterdam Maritime Museum.This plate is for the christening of theTexaco Tanker Amsterdam, built on the NDSM shipyard in Amsterdam; The rim with stylized ornaments and written de "Amsterdam" 1748. Signed on the back in underglaze brown for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & CR = 1972
Ter gelegenheid van de Doop van de
TEXACO AMSTERDAM 18 Maart 1972
Painter’s initials: EGL = E.M. Glaudemans
Painter & Designer.
Employment dates:1942 - 1977
This kind of plates is shown in Rick Erickson - Royal Delft Page 227 - Fig.15-99 Delsepia Collection
Diam.: 23,3 cm. (9,2 inches.)
Weight: 524 grams.