Rare Ohio Art 1920 ~ ABC Kittens ~ 3 1/2

Rare Ohio Art 1920 ~ ABC Kittens ~ 3 1/2 " Plate

Code: 12257

$75.00 free shipping to USA



Ohio Art Company USA ~ c.1920

rare small size 3 1/2 inches wide

This winsome tin cup plate was made by the Ohio Art Company, Bryan, Ohio, an
American company which was a premier manufacturer of old tin
toys. The plate bears the stamp  "Ohio Art Co. Bryan, O. U.S.A." The 
tray was made in the 1920’s as part of a toy tea set titled "Girl on a Swing". It
was one of the earliest toy tea sets, and among the first that included the alphabet.

This Tray features the alphabet around the perimeter, surrounding a
lithographed illustration of a happy girl swinging on a swing, a very colorful and beautifully executed design. These tin litho miniature or toy teasets were made as doll house accessories or for childhood tea  parties, and were used to aid in the education of young children. The pattern is discussed and illustrated in the book “Ohio Art World of Toys”.

The small cup plate is from a child's tea set from the early 20th century. Condition is good with very light wear and edge rust.