The tin glazed earthenware vase with two ears decorated in colours on a black base with flowering plants and a perched bird.of paradise. For the 325th Jubilee of Royal Delft in 1978 the Black Delft was new introduced. It was based on the “Famille Noire” that was already made in Delft in the late 17th century. A black base decorated with several colours, the so called: The wondrous Black of Delft. Signed on the bottom in underglaze white for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & DK = 1991
Painter’s initials RST = Mrs Rina Stadtman
Employment years: 1978 - 1996.
Some black vases are shown in: DELFTWARE - History of a national product De Porceleyne Fles Page 143 nm 213.
Height: 22,2 cm. (8,8 inches.)
Weight: 432 grams.