Early Childs Alphabet ABC Plate
Puppies in a Basket ~ Blood Relations
Staffordshire England C. 1850
This 7" soft paste plate has a crisp image transfer printed in rich cherry red. The entire ABC alphabet transfer wraps around the border with Brownhills type decorative transfer printing. The alphabet surrounds a central cartouche of two naïve sleepy pups nestled in their basket.
Hails from the Staffordshire region of England mid-nineteenth century. The plate is unmarked. It resembles the work of Brownhills Co but other potteries produced similar style work.
The plate is in great condition with no chips cracks or repairs. Glaze crazing and minor typical firing imperfections consistent with age. Displays beautifully, clean and bright.
Plates like these were given as gifts to good children on special occasions and were used as educational tools, as well. A lovely addition to your ABC collection.