Bentley Chappell and Nancy Barshter
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c 1900 ~ Anthropomorphized Rabbitware Rabbit Plate ~ Red Auto
Staffordshire, England ~ c.1900
This is a colorful hand painted transferware plate, c. 1900, from the genre of rare rabbit ware plates .
Rabbitware is a combination of transfer printing and stick sponge or spatterware. The plate measures 9 1/4 inches in diameter and transfer printed in black and painted with enamels in yellow, red, blue, brown and green. This folk art is a highly collected art form.
Rabbits portrayed as humans riding in an old red jalopy and tooting a horn. Rare to find in this condition and this is the rarest of them all.
Never Used. The piece is in outstanding condition. There are no hairlines, cracks, or repairs.