The earthenware plate decorated in the 17th century tradition in sepia with a Dutch Brown sailing vessel, a so called Damloper, a 16th/17th century name for a small freigher with a flat bottom. The rim with stylized ornaments and ’n Damloper. Signed on the back in underglaze black for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & CS = 1973
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 number 18.
Diam.: 23,2 cm. (9,1 inches.)
Weight: 574 grams.