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Nancy Barshter and Bentley Chappell, Montague, MA   

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Miniature Tin Alphabet ABC Plate

CROWING COCKEREL ROOSTER

England c1850

This rare miniature tin plate measures just 2 1/4" in diameter. The early pressed or hammered tin plate was originally covered with silvering, which long ago was worn away, leaving an original untouched patina of old tarnished tin with just wisps of silver.

The tiny plate features the letters of the alphabet around the edge. The plate would have been made as a child's toy, and as a pocket size teaching tool and token of affection. The ABC's encircle a crowing rooster or young cockerel, symbolizing pride, bravery, alertness, strength, honesty and prudence.

The tiny plate has no makers mark. In great condition, with no bends creases or rust. The silvering is gone and the metal base has a nice dense patina consistent with age. (The plate is shown in natural light and with a flash.) A remarkably clean and crisp example. A pocket size work of art.

This miniature plate with an irresistible theme is a fabulous addition to any collection of early tin.

Item ID: AA2406

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Miniature ABC Tin Plate ROOSTER Crowing Cockerel COCK Antique c1850

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Nancy Barshter and Bentley Chappell
Montague, MA   

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