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"Oranje" plate

Dutch (Arnhem)
dated 1923
Designed by Theodoor Colenbrander (Dutch, 1871–1945), Made at Plateelbakkerij Ram (Dutch (Arnhem), active 1921– about 1930)


Diameter: 41 cm (16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Not On View



Wall plate with letters spelling “Oranje” incorporated into border


Large underglaze inscription in black on underside: "1898 - 6 September - 1923"


Stamped "RAM" factory mark, in addition to "RAM" within a red circle and "Arnhem" below it. Painted date code, painter's monogram "B" and model no 25, "No. 14-100" (14 in an edition of 100). Incised mark "15" with underline.


September 19, 2005, anonymous sale, Glerum Auctioneers, Amsterdam, lot 192, to Justin Schiller and Dennis David, Kingston, NY; February 5, 2008, Schiller-David sale, Sotheby's, Amsterdam, lot 287, unsold; December 10, 2009, Schiller-David sale, Heritage Auctions, Dallas, lot 74182, unsold; 2018, year-end gift of Justin Schiller and Dennis David to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 20, 2019)

Credit Line

Gift of Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David in honor of Clifford S. Ackley