VERY EARLY CHILDS TRANSFERWARE PLATE
John Rogers Potteries ~ Longport, Staffordshire, England ~ c. 1820
This fabulous child's antiques plate measures 5 3/4 " in diameter and is transfer printed in cobalt blue transfer surrounded by impressed leaves on the rim of the plate and finished with a lush pearlware glaze.
This plate is quite scarce -- decorated with a poem entitled "My Childhood", written by Jane Taylor (1783-1824), an English children's writer and poet. The poem, written with her sister Ann, in celebration of childhood, was part of the series of simple rhymes, originally published in copperplate engravings from a child's primer used to instruct children on the joys of family. The endearing image depicts a little girl running to her grandmother's open arms. The poem reads:
When first along I dared to go, with outstretched arms & tottering toe, What did my trembling courage show, MY CHILDHOOD."
The plate is marked with an impressed backstamp from John Rogers, one of the esteemed potteries from Longport in Staffordshire England c. 1820. Condition is EXCELLENT. Clean and bright, appears to have never been touched. Light weight and beautifully potted.