1950's Dutch Societe Ceramique Blue White Sailboat Wall Hanging Plate
A beautiful mid 20th century vintage delft blue & white wall hanging display plate, made by the famous Societe Ceramique pottery of Maestricht, Holland. It has a central nautical wooden sailboat scene within a very stylised deep floral Dutch tulip border.
In 1851, the pottery founders were Winand Nicolaas Clermont and Charles Chainaye fin the Maastricht neighbourhood called Wijck. A Belgian firm took over the company 8 years later in 1859, run by Guillaume Lambert. In 1864 it became a known as "Société Céramique." in 1958 it merged with NV de Sphinx.
The reverse has a 2 hanging holes to the base rim, with strong old vintage wire. The mark is the famous Blue Lion and text that reads: Societe Ceramique Maestricht / Made in Holland, Hollandia.
Condition: There is the tiniest firing line around the holes for hanging, seen in photos. See left hole and a tiny line above. It must be scrutinised very closely to see. There are no chips, repairs and the piece is in beautiful bright condition. The diameter is 9". This lovely old continental European piece was found in Totnes, Devon, England. It looks wonderful on wall, and is a striking nautical related sail boat piece.
Size: 9 inches in diameter
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