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Child's plate

Object Number: 
INV.13543
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. ( 1.6 x 14.3 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: maker's mark on back of plate: illegible printed: in black on front of plate: "At twelve years old he talk'd with men:/the Jews all wandering stand:/Yet he obeyed his mother then. And came at her command."
Description: 
Molded pearlware plate with floral border in low relief, bordered by a pink stripe; at center, black transfer-printed image of the young, haloed Jesus speaking with some men, as his mother takes him by the hand; inscriptions above and below image; image embellished by hand with pink, blue, and yellow overglaze.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group