EARLY CHILDS TRANSFERWARE ABC PLATE
Staffordshire England ~ c. 1840
This is a 7 1/4 " child's transferware Alphabet plate , circa 1840. The plate is light weight and beautifully potted with a pearlware glaze.
It is transfer printed in brown with the alphabet impressed along the rim. An image of a wild White Rose is transfer printed in the center of the great plate.
The piece is unmarked. It most certainly was made in the Staffordshire district. Plates like this were made as gifts for good children and rewards of merit, used to aid in children's education and moral training, and to encourage their imaginations in the early to mid-19th century.
The condition of this ABC plate is very good Clean shiny and bright. A small fingernail mark to the outer rim. Nicely potted and the transfers were applied with a good deal of attention to detail.
Children's early alphabet plates of this quality is quite scarce and highly sought after. The images are delightful, a throwback to a much simpler time. The plate will make a great addition to your collection.