Early Staffordshire Childs Pearlware Name Plate
CHRISTENING GIFT for JAMES
Staffordshire England c 1830
This is an early child's plate, circa 1830. It measures 6 1/4 inches in diameter.
The plate is hand painted with James in black, green flourishes surround the name and the press moulded flower border is painted in cobalt blue and hot pink red. The plate is beautifully potted with decorative flourish.
The piece is unmarked. It most certainly was made in the Staffordshire district. Plates like this were made as christening presents or gifts for good children and rewards of merit, used to aid in childrens education and moral training in the early to mid-19th century.
The plate is in great condition. An uncommon name scarcely found on christening wares of this period.
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