EARLY CHILDS ALPHABET ABC PLATE
SAMUEL BEFORE ELI
BROWNHILLS POTTERY CO ~ Staffordshire England ~ c. 1880
This 7 1/4 " pearlware plate has a crisp image transfer printed in rich chocolate brown with great three color polychrome hand painting, clobbering in shades of wine red, gold, and cobalt blue.
The image is part of the Bible Pictures series coveted by collectors. This transfer, rarely seen on the market, will be a special abc plate in your collection.
In addition to the entire ABC alphabet transfer with the classic Brownhills decorative transfer, this plate has a central scrolled cartouche of the biblical characters, Samuel and Eli.
Condition is EXCELLENT, clean shiny and bright.
Plates like these were given as gifts to children on special occasions and were used as educational tools, as well. A lovely addition to your ABC collection.