EARLY DOUBLE ALPHABET ABC PLATE
Staffordshire England c. 1880
This early outstanding 7 1/2" plate has a raised embossed alphabet border with a second sepia brown transfer alphabet border within the well of the plate. This plate has a crisp image transfer printed in rich dark brown with great three color polychrome hand painting, clobbering in shades of cherry red, cinnamon brown and leaf green all covered in a pearlware glaze.
This wonderful piece of transferware has a young lass sitting in a field of flowers. He is eating a bowl of porridge and is surrounded by numerous inquisitive little chicks. Delightful image !
Because of the rarely seen three color clobbering and this even harder to find double alphabet transfer, this will be a special abc plate in your collection.
Condition is excellent. No chips, no cracks, no hairlines and no repairs.
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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