EARLY CHILDS ALPHABET ABC PLATE
possibly BROWNHILLS POTTERY CO
Staffordshire England c. 1860
This charming 6 1/8 " plate has a crisp image transfer printed in rich dark green with a pearlware glaze applied.
In addition to the entire ABC alphabet transfer along with pendants of fleur-de-lis, this plate has a central image of a young boy in a wooden tub, sponge in hand. Pulling into the tub possibly his sister all dressed and quite the fretful face.
Condition is excellent, bright and clean with no chips, cracks, hairlines or repairs.
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.
Please take a look at the other pieces of Victorian Staffordshire / Aesthetic childrens ceramics.