Child's ABC Alphabet Plate ORGAN GRINDER ~ STREET MUSIC Edge Malkin Staffordshire 1850 - image 1 of 13

Child's ABC Alphabet Plate
ORGAN GRINDER ~ STREET MUSIC
Edge Malkin Staffordshire 1850

This is a glorious childs transferware alphabet or ABC plate dating to the early to mid-19th century. The plate measures just 5-1/8 inches in diameter with the letters of the alphabet press moulded around the rim and surrounded by a twisted rope border.

The plate is transfer printed from an early copperplate engraving on to creamy ironstone finished with pearlware glaze. The image is printed brownish black, embellished with 3-color hand colored clobbering in red, green and yellow. The plate depicts a naive portrait of a street musician entertaining children with an Organ Grinder.

The plate is marked with the backstamp of Edge Malkin and Co.in the Staffordshire region of England in the mid nineteenth century.

The plate is in great condition with a small chip on the backside, probably an enlarged stilt mark original to the making. No other chips, cracks, or repairs. Minor typical firing imperfections consistent with age.

Plates like this were made as gifts for good children and rewards of merit, used to aid in children's education and moral training, and to encourage their young imaginations. The winsome imagery of this plate is especially sought after on ABC wares, a throwback to a much simpler time. The plate will make a great addition to your collection of children's dishes.

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ITEM ID
AA2932
COLOR
Polychrome
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Child's ABC Alphabet Plate ORGAN GRINDER ~ STREET MUSIC Edge Malkin Staffordshire 1850

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