Here is an interesting antique plate that was hand painted, all original to the plate. It is not signed. No transferware design elements are noted. The design has the following quotation around the exterior: " 1877 " " There Is That Scattereth And Yet Increaseth ". The quotation is from Solomon of the old Testament of the Bible. The design is a great example of primitive Americana folk art. The plate is antique porcelain china and is approximately ten inches (10"). Some wear to the black band is noted, with some flaking of black at the edges. There are no chips, cracks or hairlines, and no repairs or restorations noted. The design elements are of an almost geometric nature, with what is some type of blossoms, possibly passion flowers or bleeding hearts, or thistles. There are numerous faint green-grey horizontal lines within the background, with leaves and blossoms of the same vague hue. There are blossoms of an unidentified flower, which may be passion flowers or thistles with a star pattern centering in the open middle blossom. The symbolism of the decoration has eluded our research. Researching in what way this quotation has been commemorated in 1877 has led to a number of possibilities. Among the most prevalent notations of a connection with the date and quotation have to do with the Minutes of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the USA for 1877, in which this quotation has great bearing. It would make a perfect companion piece to the vintage Presbyterian cloth doll that is also offered within our Under The Lilacs at Ruby Lane Shop.
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