Dit is het bordje van mijn oom Jan. Hij is alleen nooit oom geweest,
want hij is maar vier jaar geworden. Rennend uit school is hij onder
een paard en wagen gekomen en aan zijn verwondingen overleden.
Dat was in 1927.
This plate belonged to my uncle Jan. He never really was my uncle,
because he died at age 4. He just came running out of the school
when he was run over by a horse carriage and died of his injuries.
Earthenware, made in the famous earthenware factory in Maastricht, in the south of Holland. The factory no longer exists, but their pieces are still on many Dutch 'kitchen shelves'!
This particular decoration (which may very well be designed by Rie Cramer) is also mentioned in Geheugen van Nederland, together with all other decorations they ever used.