This lovely little plate - measuring 8 1/4" in diameter, and just over 1" high, dates to the early 1700s. I can't find the hallmark in any of my books, but I'm sure it's either Dutch or German because the text is in German: "Ohne Brod ist Alles Tod" (trans.: "Without Bread All is Dead.") There is a hallmark that I can't find any any of my books, but I'm almost sure it's early 18th c. ... or earlier. The plate is in very good condition, and the colors are lovely. There are glaze chips all around the crimped rim - typical of very old tin glazed pieces. But this plate has weathered the ages very well. And from the scuffing on the bottom, it was used a lot - and probably loved, to have remained in such good condition. There are kiln marks on the bottom. Great for cabinet display or hanging on a wall ... or using.
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