EARLY ALPHABET ABC PLATE
LITTLE STROKES ~ GREAT OAKS
Staffordshire England ~ c. 1840
This 6 5/8" plate has a crisp image transfer printed in rich brown. The plate feature a rope type border with a hand painted green line followed by the entire alphabet in the most wonderful typeset. The central black transfer is of men in the English countryside constantly chipping away at the great oaks. Magnificent in brown.
" Constant dropping wears away stones ~ and little strokes fall great oaks "
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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