Child's plate

Child's plate
Title
Child's plate
Date 
1830-1880
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 6 in. ( 2.5 x 15.2 cm )
Description 
Hexagonal pearlware plate with lobed rim edged with purple luster; molded brim highlighted with red, blue, and green enamel and purple luster; at center, blue transfer-printed image of a man and a woman approaching an elderly beggar, in landscape setting; inscription surrounds central image.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.9977
Marks 
printed: above and below central image: "Benevolence is commendable in all persons./Begin to be good in time it cannot be too soon." Label fragment " / Eng"
Gallery Label 
Label affixed to reverse reads, "Eng" (inscribed over "Amer"). This plate may be part of the Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group