Antique 1850 See-Saw ABC Plate ~ Childs Transferware Plate


Offering a wonderful piece of history ~ Childs ABC Plate "CHILD'S ABC ALPHABET PLATE ~ SEE-SAW" Staffordshire, England c. 1850

This plate features a transfer print of children on a See Saw with a dog. Another child is in the background. The center is done in a green print. The rim is in raised letters from the alphabet. The saying on the bottom face of the plate reads:

"See-Saw Margery Daw, She shall have but a penny a day. Jenny Shall Have a New Master, Because she can't Work any Faster"

I was told plates like these were made as gifts for good children and for rewards as well as aiding in education. These are highly collectible today and make wonderful gifts for any age.

CONDITION: Excellent, NO DAMAGE, NO CRACKS, CRAZING OR HAIRLINES, except for minor wear on the edge, near the letter "C", a teeny nibble, a spot of wear at the Q as well., Nothing major and you cant see it that well, but you can feel them. (I've shown them in the photos, enlarged) Age appropriate for these plates.

MEASURES: 7 5/8"


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