EARLY CHILDS ALPHABET ABC PLATE
WILD ANIMALS ~ THE LEOPARD
BROWNHILLS POTTERY CO ~ Staffordshire England ~ c1880
This 7 1/4" plate has a crisp image transfer printed in rich chocolate brown with great polychrome hand painting, clobbering in shades of cinnamon brown and luscious olive green.
The image is part of the wild animal series coveted by collectors. In addition to the entire ABC alphabet transfer with the classic Brownhills clover transfer, this plate has a central cartouche of a Leopard perched high in the branches either stalking its prey or ready for a nap in the clouds.
The Wild Animals series is my favorite and considered the best of Brownhills Pottery.
Condition is great. There are two normal kiln stilt marks to the front. Plates like these were given as gifts to children on special occasions and were used as educational tools, as well.
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