Two beautiful little Holland Delft plates commemorating the births of two different babies: Ralph Edward Good, born April 4, 1951, and Catherine Anne Winters, born October 18, 1954. A lovely hand painted scene in traditional Delft blue and white of a stork carrying a baby to its waiting cradle decorates each plate. Even the cuckoo clock on the wall has been personalized with the babies' time of birth.
On the back of each 6-1/4" plate is a crown over oval mark with what appear to be the intertwined letters A and S, along with what appears to be the artist's mark or initials. Catherine's birth plate says "Delft, Made in Holland, Handpainted" and the number 6413. Ralphs plate is a bit different, reading "Delfts Holland Handpainted" with no number.
Both plates were apparently gifts to the proud parents from agents of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance. Catherine's plate bears the hand painted message "With the compliments of William L. Brown, C.L.U, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.", while Ralph's plate is from Cecil S. Woodbrey. Both plates are in perfect condition with no damage. Price is per plate, please specify whether you want Catherine Anne Winters or Ralph Edward Good.
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