Scarce Childs Toy Transferware Toddy Plate
NURSERY RHYMES -- THREE BLIND MICE
Hancock & Sons CORONAWARE Stoke on Trent Staffordshire England 1935
This is an early to mid 20th century childs transferware toddy plate, circa 1935. Originally part of a complete miniature children's tea set, the plate measures just under 4 1/2" in diameter. The transfer printing is a black against a creamy earthenware background, hand painted in gold and fuchsia with an orange feather edge border. The plate depicts the characters from children's nursery rhymes Three Blind Mice:
Three blind mice, See how they run!
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails, With a carving knife.
Did you ever see such a thing in your life, As three blind mice.
The plate was made in Stoke on Trent in the Staffordshire district of England by S Hancock and Son. as part of its Coronaware childrens division. It is marked with a complete backstamp and a decorators signature 7832.
The plate is in great condition, with no chips cracks or repairs. Stilt marks and other minor transfer imperfections original to the making. Rim wear consistent with age. The plate is a pocket sized work of art, well potted and richly imaginative. A joy to hold and behold!
Toy Nursery Rhyme tea set pieces are highly sought after. This delicious little piece will make a fabulous complement to your collection of children's Aesthetic Transferware dishes or nursery rhyme collections!