Early Child's Porcelain Christening Plate
Pennsylvania USA 1945
This rare one off child's name plate measures 8" in diameter with a scalloped rim. It hand painted printed in Van Dyke brown with a press moulded floral border that is hand painted in light blue, brown and green with wisps of pastels.
The name "JOHN" is printed at the top of the plate. The central image shows two squirrels fishing on a lakefront pier, with cat tails in the foreground and a tiny island cottage in the background.
The plate is dated January 24, 1945 and was made for John Martin Nash, probably a christening gift or birthday present. It is signed by the givers, John and Miriam Hench or Spring Grove, Pennsylvania.
The plate is in great condition, with no chips cracks stains or repairs. An outstanding example overall displaying beautifully.
Children's early name plates and mugs were given as christening gifts rewards of merit and gifts for good children. They are quite scarce and a wonderful gift to a special child today. This whimsical plate will make a fine gift for baby John or add it to your collection of quality children's dishes.