VERY RARE ALPHABET ABC PLATE
CHILDRENS CLOCK AT THE SEA SIDE
BROWNHILLS POTTERY CO ~ Staffordshire England ~ c. 1880
This 6 3/4" plate has a crisp image transfer printed in rich chocolate brown with great three color polychrome hand painting, clobbering in shades of cherry red, golden yellow and cinnamon brown.
This transfer, rarely seen on the market, will be a special abc plate in your collection.
In addition to the entire ABC alphabet transfer, the plate features a clock face with the classic Brownhills decorative transfer for learning to tell time. The transfered image is of a young boy and girl with their sand shovels and pails ready for a romp at the sea side as sailbots pass by in the distance. Charming !
Condition is EXCELLENT, appears to have never been used, clean shiny and bright. Two small flea bite chips to the rear rim not seen from the front. You won't find a better example in this pattern.
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.
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