Child's plate: Franklin's Maxims

Child's plate: Franklin's Maxims
Title
Child's plate: Franklin's Maxims
Date 
1850-1875
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/2 x 5 1/8 in. ( 1.3 x 13 cm )
Description 
Molded pearlware child's plate with green transfer printed image of a schoolmaster and a group of girls visiting a cemetary surrounded by Franklin's maxims.
Credit Line 
Probably purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
INV.9981
Marks 
typed: affixed to reverse: paper label "691/Eng" inscribed: on front: "FRANKLIN'S /MAXIMS/Employ time well if thou meanest to gain/leasure. One today is worth two tomorrows/Since thou art not sure of a/minute, throw not away an hour" impressed: marked on reverse: "STONEWARE/B & T"
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group