EARLY CHILDS ALPHABET ABC PLATE
ELIJAH FED BY THE RAVENS
BROWNHILLS POTTERY CO ~Staffordshire England ~ c. 1880
This 7 3/8" plate has a crisp image transfer printed in rich chocolate brown with great three color polychrome hand painting, clobbering in shades of wine red, green and cobalt blue all under the pearlware glaze..
The image is part of the Bible Pictures series coveted by collectors. This transfer, rarely seen on the market, will be a special abc plate in your collection.
In addition to the entire ABC alphabet transfer with the classic Brownhills decorative transfer, this plate has a central scrolled cartouche of Elijah being fed by the Ravens. ~ Elijah went and dwelt by the brook, which had water for him to drink while the ravens as God had said, brought him food in the morning and evening
Condition is EXCELLENT, No chips, cracks or repairs. Normal stilt marks.
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.