Child's plates (3)

Object Number: 
INV.9979a
Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 × 4 3/4 in. (1.6 × 12.1 cm)
Marks: 
printed: below central image of (a): "WHAT A SHOCKING BAD HAT" printed: below central image of (b): "Wheel about and turn about and do just so/Every time I wheel about I jump Jim Crow." printed: below central image of (c): "MY OWN COUNTRY THE BEST"
Description: 
One of a set of three pearlware plates with molded brim and serpentine rim; (a) and (b) have alternating birds and foxes on brim, with birds highlighted with green enamel; (c) has grape leaf and cluster motif on brim with green and violet enamel; at center of (a), a brown transfer-printed image of a man dancing; at center of (c), a brown transfer-printed image of a dancing woman between two kneeling men; inscriptions below images.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group