The earthenware plate decorated in the 17th century tradition in sepia with a Dutch sailing vessel, a so called Barkentijn, a 19th century name for a “jackassbarque” N.B. two masts is a Brigantijn. The rim with stylized ornaments and written Barkentijn. 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.)
A simular plate is shown in Rick Erickson - Royal Delft Page 227 - Fig.15-99 Delsepia Collection
Diam.: 23,6 cm. (9,3 inches.)
Weight: 593 grams.