EARLY DOUBLE ALPHABET ABC PLATE
Mary and her Lambs
Staffordshire England c. 1880
This 7 1/2 " plate has a crisp image transfer printed in rich blue and a red piping along the rim.
In addition to the entire ABC alphabet impressed along the perimeter of the plate, there is the entire alphabet transferred along the edge of the well of the plate. There is a wonderful transfer scene of Mary and her young sister in a field with two Lambs. Delightful imagination !
EXCELLENT condition and appears to have never been use. Crazing lines consistent with antique age and normal stilt marks and a small spot of age toning. Displays beautifully.
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.