Early Childs Alphabet ABC Plate
TEDDY BEARS BIRTHDAY PARTY
Staffordshire England c. 1860
This 7 1/4" soft paste plate has a double alphabet – a press moulded alphabet border and a transfer printed inner border – encircling a crisply transfer printed central image of five teddy bears dressed with party hats, marching down the street holding hands with a birthday boy.
Plates like these were given as gifts to good children on special occasions and were used as educational tools, as well.
The plate is in great condition, with no chips cracks or repairs. A bit of rim wear and a tiny glaze flake on reverse side, consistent with age. Displays beautifully, clean and bright. Offered as is, a stunning example of Americana.
A lovely addition to your ABC collection.