This wonderful, old baby plate features the Tiny Todkins gathered around a ribboned May pole as they crown the queen who’s dressed like a bride. There are sweet little girls in attendance along with what appears to be a little boy in a sailor outfit and a little chap playing on his drum. The poem reads; The Tiny Todkins dressed so gay, March forth to crown their Queen of May. Just as fun are the pictures around the flared sides of the bowl. There are two of the little drummer boy, one of the drum, one of the queen and one of the flowers at the top of the maypole. The shape of this dish is different than most baby plates with its wide sloped edge and small center bowl. The outer edge and top rim are trimmed with gold. On the bottom it is marked; Royal Baby Plate - Made in U.S.A. and patent dates, the last one being 1908.
It measures about 6” across the top of the dish portion and about 8 ¾” in diameter at the base and is in good condition with minimal wear and no chips or cracks. The decals are in quite good condition but the gold line around the top edge is worn.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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