VERY RARE ALPHABET ABC PLATE
AT THE SEA SIDE
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 cherry red, golden yellow, cobalt blue and cinnamon brown.
In addition to the entire ABC alphabet transfer, the plate features a clock face with the classic Brownhills decorative transfer for learning to tell time. The transfered image is of a young boy and girl with their sand shovels and pails ready for a romp at the sea side as sailboats pass by in the distance. Charming !
Condition is outstanding, clean shiny and bright. You won't find a better example in this pattern.