Plate with two windmills


Plate with floral border and two windmills on it’s face. 2084 and cy on back. Purchased it at an antique store in Snohomish WA, USA


What does the 2084 on the back mean? Is this Royal Delft? Did the plate come with holes for hanging in the original or were they added later?

25 centimeters

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Your plate is made by the Porceleyne Fles in Delft, they also use the name Royal Delft and they are the only surviving company today that produced the original Delftware back in 17-19th century. Your plate is not that old and you have probably figured out the year code CY stands for 1979. 2048 is the item code and the plate came with the holes predrilled so they were not added later. The painter's initials are left of the item code and here you can find a list of all the known initials:
The plate is painted using underglaze painting and is known as the new technique.


  • Delftware


  • Delftware, but made after 1850 After 1850, the earthenware production technique changed at the only remaining pottery in Delft. This technique goes beyond the scope of this website. Read more
  • More recent production technique After 1850, factories in and outside Holland developed more efficient and cheaper production techniques. This goes beyond the scope of this website. Read more
  • Hand-painted An important characteristic of authentic Delftware is that it is hand-painted. Printing techniques do not occur on this earthenware. Read more
  • Mark of a Delft pottery/factory In the 19th century, a financial incentive arose to sell more new earthenware as antique Delftware, sometimes even bearing fake Delft factory marks. Read more

agreed with Patrick!