Vintage Blue & White Faience Wall Plate Holland Frisian Hand Painted Proverb NL
A very decorative blue and white tin glazed earthenware or faience wall plate / plaque dating from around the 1920s, possibly earlier, and made in The Netherlands probably by Makkum. The factory is still in existence and trades as Royal Tichelaar Makkum.
The people of the Netherlands a would describe this plate as being Delfts Blauw Aardewerk. The plate has a Frisian proverb hand painted in the centre: Doch dyn plicht en lit de ljue rabje which we understands translates to: Do your duty and let the people chat .
The plate has an attractive floral design border, a brown rim and has a painted shield mark on the back with the name Holland.
It measures 8 3/4 inches in diameter and weighs 400g. There is a manufactured hole in the footrim of the plate so that it can be wall hung. There is copper wire attached to this so it is ready to hang. The plate is in very good order and a very nice decorative item for any collector.