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Child's plates (3)

Child's plates (3)
Child's plates (3)
Title
Child's plates (3)
Date 
1825-1875
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
a and b (plate): 4 3/4 x 5/8 in. (12.1 x 1.6 cm) c (plate): 4 3/4 x 1/2 in. (12.1 x 1.3 cm)
Description 
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.
Object Number 
INV.9979a-c
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"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group