The tin glazed earthenware plate decorated in colours on a black base with flowering plants and sitting on the right a 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 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 back in underglaze black for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & CX = 1978
Painter’s initials: NDG = Nico de Graaf.
Employment dates 1963 - present. (= in 2003)
Diam.: 18,2 cm. (7,2 inches.)
Weigh : 297 grams.