Rare Creamware Childs Plate ZEBRA Staffordshire Transferware 1820Rare Creamware Childs Plate ZEBRA Staffordshire Transferware 1820Rare Creamware Childs Plate ZEBRA Staffordshire Transferware 1820Rare Creamware Childs Plate ZEBRA Staffordshire Transferware 1820Rare Creamware Childs Plate ZEBRA Staffordshire Transferware 1820Rare Creamware Childs Plate ZEBRA Staffordshire Transferware 1820Rare Creamware Childs Plate ZEBRA Staffordshire Transferware 1820Rare Creamware Childs Plate ZEBRA Staffordshire Transferware 1820Rare Creamware Childs Plate ZEBRA Staffordshire Transferware 1820Rare Creamware Childs Plate ZEBRA Staffordshire Transferware 1820

Early Creamware Transfer Printed Childs Plate

ZEBRA

Maker unknown Staffordshire England c 1820

This child size plate was originally part of a complete miniature tea set or possibly was made as a cup plate for a adult’s tea set.  The diminutive creamware plate measures 3-3/4 inches in diameter, transfer printed and hand outlined in black on cream colored earthenware body, with a gently scalloped edge and turned foot, finished with transparent glaze with a yellowish cast. Decorated with the image of a zebra under a tree. A rare image of a beloved animal,  a fine example of early 19th century miniature transferware.

The transferware plate  is marked with the pattern name is ZEBRA. The maker is unknown, though likely hailing from Staffordshire England c1810-1820. The source of the zebra image was a Thomas Bewick engraving from his natural history studies c1790. One of the earlier wares designed to entertain children and used to instruct them in proper table manners or for a playtime tea party or simply to decorate a dollhouse table.   

The plate is in great condition with no cracks chips or repairs. Minor firing flaws, as shown, typical of the period. A rare example of early miniature antique ceramics, a naive miniature to add to your black transferware animals collection or any AAFA Americana advanced collection.

Item ID: AA2755

Rare Creamware Childs Plate ZEBRA Staffordshire Transferware 1820

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