RARE CHILD'S TRANSFERWARE PLATE
A TRIFLE FOR MY BOY
FLOWERS THAT NEVER FADE
Staffordshire England ~ 1840
This very early nursery plate measures a diminutive 5 1/8" in diameter is transfer printed in an elegant dark black with a pearlware glaze. A fancy scalloped rim encircles a press moulded border, much like an ABC plate, but instead of the letters of the alphabet, it reads :
A TRIFLE FOR MY BOY ~ LIBERTY
The center transfer is of a Mother and child looking upon two children and their dog. The verse is from, A Pleasing Variety for the Youthful Mind, 1838.
CHEERFULNESS ~ A cheerful voice & smiling eyes, By every one are loved. While sulky looks and sullen tones, By all are disapproved.
EXCELLENT CONDITION, Never used.