Plate from a service for Willem V, stadholder of the Netherlands

About 1763–74
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)

Object Place: Meissen, Germany


Overall: 3 x 20.8 cm (1 3/16 x 8 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)





One of a pair (with 65.2067) of small plates center reserves decorated with river and architectural scenes, borders have each three cartouche shaped reserves decorated with flowers and embossed gilding. Rims of blue and gold. Bases marked “De Nieuwersluis” and “Ouder Kerr” (.2067 and .2068 respec.) Plates from the service made for the Stadholder of Holland. This view is based on a 1736 print by Jan Caspar Philips.

These plates belong to a large service presented by the Dutch East India Company to Willem V, ruler of the United Provinces of the Netherlands from 1766 to 95. These two plates depict villages in the Netherlands-de Nieuwersluis and Ouder Kerk.


crossed swords witha d ot between the hilts in underglaze blue; impressed 46; inscribed De Nieuwersluis in black enamel; inscribed Ouder Kerk in black enamel


Made for Willem V, Prince of Orange and Nassau-Dietz (b. 1748 - d. 1806), Stadholder of the Netherlands. Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection