This old baby plate features the nursey rhyme Little Jack Horner. The children look like the Tiny Todkins with Jack sitting on a bench and a little dog begging for a morsel. Encircling the gathering the poem reads; Little Jack Horner, sat in a corner, Eating his Christmas Pie. There are also fun pictures around the flared sides of the bowl. There is one of Jack and his dog, one of a laying hen and two with little girls in pinafores. The shape of this dish has a 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 – Patented U.S. Feby. 7 1905 – Great Britain, France, Germany, Canada 1906 – (Made in) U.S.A. The “made in” is being assumed as it is worn there but having had others from this company and series I believe I am correct in my assumption.
It measures about 6” across the top of the dish portion and about 8 ¾” in diameter at the base and is in generally good condition with minimal wear. The decals are quite good and so is the gold line trim around the edges. Overall the porcelain seems to be of a lesser quality with imperfections in the clay or glaze that appear as teeny flecks like pepper. There is a line by the biddy that looks like a crack but under magnification it appears to be a stain rather than a crack. There are a couple of small round stains of which I have shown a close-up of the worst in the photos. This has all been taken into consideration in the price.
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