EARLY CHILDS ALPHABET ABC PLATE
WILD ANIMALS THE LION
BROWNHILLS POTTERY CO ~ Staffordshire England ~ c. 1880
This 7 3/8 " alphabet plate has a crisp image transfer printed in rich bittersweet chocolate brown with great color polychrome hand painting in cinnamon brown and fern green. In addition to the entire ABC alphabet transfer with the classic Brownhills decorative transfer, this plate has a central cartouche of a proud mature Lion in a jungle habitat with palms, ferns, and banana plants in the background. An Outstanding Plate !
Good condition. Three normal to the making stilt marks. Two repairs to the rim with light overspray. 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. The image is part of the Wild Animals series coveted by collectors. This transfer, rarely seen on the market, will be a special abc plate in your collection.