Wall plaque - Brantjes - 1898


27.5cm W x 26.0cm H

This wall plaque, model number 62, was made in Purmerend by Wed. N.S.A. Branjes & Co. Founded in 1895 by the widow (Wed) of Nicolaas Brantjes Jnr. The logo of Brantjes is a clog (klomp) with the initials 'NB' under. Date is 1898 - date code 'C'. Painted by Bernardus Johannes Boeziek, who in 1904, joined Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland. The painted seascape is from an original by the Dutch master painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag, 1831 - 1915. Inset shows 'naar H.W. Mesdag' which basically means 'attributed to or by or after' H.W. Mesdag. These wall plaques are very rarely seen for sale. This was bought by us from an antique shop in Warwick here in the UK.