For your consideration is the wonderful antique Staffordshire ABC motto plate. It has the alphabet embossed on the outside border and a woodsman with an axe and his foot on a stump transfer printed in the center. The motto reads " By diligence and patience, The mouse eat in tow the cable" and "Little strokes fell great Oaks". The plate is 7" in diameter and in super condition. It has some very light discoloring. There are no chips, cracks or repairs. The plate dates circa 1840.