Wonderful antique children's 19th Century (c. 1860 or so) soft porcelain Staffordshire ABC Plate. Bordered in raised alphabet letters, centers bear a polychrome painted transfer image - one of a seated young girl in period dress and bonnet holding a cat in her lap (cat is rather blurry and faint). Measuring 5" wide, plate is Staffordshire Pearlware with blue pooling glaze around the lettered edge.
Condition is excellent with no chips, cracks, hairlines, repairs or damage - there is faint crazing on the back and typical clay imperfections with a few dots of rust and age related wear - none of this detracts. Just a charming antique ABC plate - lovely addition to any collection or display!
19thc. Children's Hand Painted STAFFORDSHIRE ABC Pearlware Plate