Child's Sepia Brown Transfer Plate
T.G. Green & Co. Derbyshire England c. 1890
This is a wonderful and rare child's transferware plate, circa 1890. Originally part of a child's complete tea set, the tiny plate measures about 4 1/8" in diameter. The color is rich chocolate or sepia brown with gilt along the rim. A printed border of ivy vine surrounds the central image.
The original set featured various scenes from the story of Cinderella. This plate depicts Prince Charming putting the glass slipper on Cinderella's foot. The caption below the image reads: THE PRINCE EXCLAIMED IT MUST BE MY PRINCESS! The scene is delightfully embellished with curtains in the background decorated with hearts.
The plate is marked with British Registration number 128955. Identical in style and quality to the wares made in Staffordshire, this set was made by T.G. Green, a pottery manufactory in the Derbyshire region of England who registered the Cinderella pattern in the year 1889.
The plate is in great condition with no chips, cracks or restorations. This fabulous little plate depicting the much beloved fairy tale will make a fantastic addition to any collection of brown aesthetic transferware, and collectors of children's early dishes will proudly add this to their display. A heartfelt gift for your favorite princess or a message to your beloved Prince Charming.
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