EARLY CHILDS ALPHABET ABC PLATE
BEARS AT ATTENTION ~ ROLL CALL
Staffordshire England c. 1880
This 7 3/8" plate has a crisp image transfer printed in rich sepia brown with great four color polychrome hand painting, clobbering in shades of cinnamon brown, red, golden yellow and green.
In addition to the entire ABC alphabet transfer along the perimeter of the plate, there is the entire alphabet transfered along the edge of the well of the plate. The whimsical scene of a young lass calling out to his five bear friend to line up for roll call in the garden. Delightful imagination !
Because of the rarely seen four color clobbering and this even harder to find double alphabet transfer, this will be a special abc plate in your collection.
Condition is excellent, clean and bright with no chips, no cracks, no hairlines, no utensil marks 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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