English Gift Plate for a Child. C.1860
A charming English 5 1/4 inches in diameter child's plate with the scene of a Mother and Child going on a morning walk. The plate has a molded border of flowers and leaves. The outside rim has an undulating design.
In the center of this plate there is a scene of a mother and son going for the ‘The Morning Walk’. The added colors were done after the final firing. Condition is very good with no chips or cracks.
The plates were made, in the beginning, to be gifts for children to remind them of their milestones in life. The gifts for good children soon became a serious collecting hobby with the adults.