The earthenware plate decorated in the 18th century tradition in sepia as Encre de Chine with a Dutch Brown sailing vessel, a so called Poon, a 16th / 17th century name for a small freighter with a flat bottom from the South Netherlands.The rim with stylized ornaments and written ’n Poon. Signed on the back in underglaze sepia for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLAND & 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: 605 grams.