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Child's plate

Object Number: 
INV.9977
Date: 
1830-1880
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 6 in. ( 2.5 x 15.2 cm )
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"
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.
Gallery Label: 
Label affixed to reverse reads, "Eng" (inscribed over "Amer"). This plate may be part of the Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group