Ben Franklin’s Proverb ~ Make Hay While Sun Shines ~ 1840
EARLY CHILDS PROVERB PLATE
J. & G. MEAKIN POTTERIES ~ Staffordshire England ~ c. 1840
This small 5 3/8 " plate has a crisp image transfer printed in luscious jet black with great four color polychrome hand painting, clobbering in shades of red, golden yellow, green and cobalt blue. A band of green surrounds the impressed wheat and flower border.
The central transfer shows all the fine detail and is hand painted in vivid colors. The crisp very early transfer is of a Franklin's Maxims with a scene of a nineteenth century hay field and wagon.
MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES
Excellent condition. No chips, cracks or repairs.