Overall: 1 x 7 1/8 in. ( 2.5 x 18.1 cm )
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 two men making horseshoes; inscription surrounds central image.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
printed: above and below central image: "He that hath a trade hath an estate, At the working man's house hunger looks in but dares not enter./Industry pays debts, while despair increaseth them."
Label on reverse reads, "713/Eng" ("Eng" inscribed over "Amer"). This plate may be part of the Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman.
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