English Staffordshire "A B C" Plate w/Children in the Country Transfer DecorationEnglish Staffordshire "A B C" Plate w/Children in the Country Transfer DecorationEnglish Staffordshire "A B C" Plate w/Children in the Country Transfer DecorationEnglish Staffordshire "A B C" Plate w/Children in the Country Transfer DecorationEnglish Staffordshire "A B C" Plate w/Children in the Country Transfer DecorationEnglish Staffordshire "A B C" Plate w/Children in the Country Transfer DecorationEnglish Staffordshire "A B C" Plate w/Children in the Country Transfer DecorationEnglish Staffordshire "A B C" Plate w/Children in the Country Transfer Decoration

Children's plates featuring the alphabet as part of the design were popular from as early as 1820 until after the turn of the century. The earliest English cream-ware plates were decorated with embossed letters and prim moralistic verses, but the later Staffordshire products were conductive to a more relaxed mealtime atmosphere, often depicting playful animals and riddles or scenes or pleasant leisure-time activities.

This wonderful Staffordshire plate, circa 1880, has the alphabet letters embossed around the outer rim of the plate. The central brown transfer design depicts a pastoral scene with two little girls playing and the letters "M N O". This indicates that this plate was part of a series of A B C plates that portrayed different scenes and grouping of alphabet letters within the design. By collecting all the plates it would spell the complete alphabet. The plate measures 5 5/8" across and is unmarked as for manufacturer. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; age related darkening that adds to it's character.

Item ID: RL0003431

English Staffordshire "A B C" Plate w/Children in the Country Transfer Decoration

$115 USD

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