EARLY CHILDS PEARLWARE ABC PLATE
PRETTY POLL PARROT
Staffordshire England ~ c. 1850
This delightfully small 5 3/4 " plate has a crisp image transfer printed in black with great three color polychrome hand painting, clobbering in shades of golden yellow, wine red and leaf green.
This antique alphabet plate has a classic sawtooth type border with the entire alphabet surrounding the well off the plate. The central transfer shows two young lads feeding their dog for tricks while enticing a parrot, a pretty poll, with a piece of bread.
" Pretty Poll hold down your head ! And you'll get this piece of bread. "
The plate is excellent with no wear and is 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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