EARLY CHILDS POLYCHROME BROWN TRANSFERWARE ABC PLATE
FLOWERS THAT NEVER FADE
Staffordshire England c. 1840
The wonderful child's pearlware alphabet plate is 7 3/8 " in diameter. The entire alphabet, A through Z is press moulded along the rim. The Z is impressed backwards which makes the plate quite rare. The image is of a naive scene of an industrious couple in the garden with a busy beehive in the background.
FLOWERS THAT NEVER FADE ~~ INDUSTRY
From bees a lesson we might learn.
Nor their example proudly spurn. They never waste a single hour. But fly about from flow'r to flow'r.
Condition is EXCELLENT with no chips, no cracks, no hairlines and no repairs. Spot of natural kiln dust to the front.