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Child's plate

Child's plate
Title
Child's plate
Date 
1825-1875
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 7 in. ( 2.5 x 17.8 cm )
Description 
Earthenware plate with buff-colored glaze and molded brim with green bands and letters of the alphabet in relief; at center, black transfer-printed image of a man in apron and chef's hat standing next to an oven; man holds a large cake, and three other cakes are stacked on the oven; green and pink overglaze enamel; inscription on obverse and reverse.
Object Number 
INV.9967
Marks 
printed: on obverse below image: "5. WHY WOULD THIS PASTRY COOK/MAKE A GOOD SOLDIER?" printed: at center of reverse: "5. BECAUSE HE SEEMS TO STAND/FIRE WELL."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group