The earthenware plate decorated in the 17th century tradition in sepia with a Dutch Brown sailing vessel, a so called Hoeker named after the “hoekwant” fishing method with a line with many hooks. The rim with stylized ornaments and ‘n Hoeker. Signed on the back in underglaze sepia for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & CT = 1974
Painter’s initials MKR = Martinus C. Krieger
Painter & Designer.
Employment dates 1955 - present (=in 2003.)
This plate is shown in Rick Erickson - Royal Delft Page 227 - Fig.15-99 Delsepia Collection Nm.18
Diam.: 23,5 cm. (9,3 inches.)
Weight: 584 grams.