This Royal Bayreuth plate shows Molly and May, the Sunbonnet Babies, dutifully washing the clothes. The scene is titled Wash Day and would be the theme for Monday. Originally the story of the Sunbonnet Babies was intended as a children's primer and revolved around the various chores that were traditionally done on certain days of the week. The pieces depicting this story and bearing this Royal Bayreuth mark, the blue mark, would have been made after 1902 and up until about 1920. The condition of the plate is very good to excellent. There has been no damage or repairs and there is no crazing. A small percentage of the gold is worn from the rim, but I see no evidence of stacking or scratches from use. At the top center of the plate, on the front, there are two small black marks which are under the glaze and these can be seen in the photo. The diameter of the plate is 7 1/2 inches. Thank you for stopping by.
Item ID: rl9183