ANTIQUE CHILDS ALPHABET ABC PLATE
BROWNHILLS POTTERY CO ~ Staffordshire England ~ c. 1880
This 7 1/2" alphabet plate has a crisp image transfer printed in rich black with great color polychrome hand painting in cinnamon brown, cobalt blue and green.
In addition to the entire ABC alphabet transfer with the classic Brownhills decorative transfer, this plate has a central image of the classic Nursery Rhyme ~ Simple Simon meeting the Pieman.
Simple Simon met a pieman going to the fair ~?Said Simple Simon to the pieman "Let me taste your ware" ~?Said the pieman to Simple Simon "Show me first your penny" ~?Said Simple Simon to the pieman "Sir, I have not any!"
Displays beautifully but it has been broken and put nicely back together again. Clean and bright.
Plates like these were given as gifts to children on special occasions and were used as educational tools, as well. A lovely addition to your ABC collection.
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