PEARLWARE CHILDS ALPHABET ABC PLATE
NATIONS OF THE WORLD
BROWNHILLS POTTERY CO ~Staffordshire England ~ c. 1880
This 8 1/8 " plate has a crisp image transfer printed in rich chocolate brown with great three color polychrome hand painting, clobbering in shades of wine red, golden yellow and cobalt blue.
The image is part of the Nations of the World series coveted by collectors. This transfer, rarely seen on the market, will be a special abc plate in your collection.
In addition to the entire ABC alphabet transfer with the classic Brownhills decorative transfer, this plate has a central scrolled cartouche of an oriental motif with a lady in an elegant kimono and a man at peace writing in front of a Japanese screen.
Condition is good, A short 1 3/4" tight hairline to the rear and a small repaired rim chip and kiln kiss which does not detract from this wonderful ABC plate.
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.