The small, rimmed tin glazed earthenware plate is decorated in multi-colours with the coat of arms of the State Noord-Holland, surrounded with floral swags.
Signed on the back in underglaze blue with:
NOORD - HOLLAND & 15
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & CV = 1976
Painter’s initials:JH = J.H. ten Hacken
Employment dates: 1940-1984
and retail sticker FOCKE & MELTZER
Design by Herman J.H. Sanders.
Master painter and Designer. 1948 – 1984
There were only 66 plates – Wapenbordje - made in the Unica – Atelier by Sanders and commissioned by Focke & Meltzer (Shops in Amsterdam & The Haque)
This is Number 15 of 66 plates in polychrome.
They were made in blue, (FL 135 guilders),
Sepia (FL 175,--)
and Polychrome. (FL 295,--)
Diam.: 15,2 cm. (6 inches.)
Weight 199 grams.