Overall: 1 x 6 in. ( 2.5 x 15.2 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 a man and a woman approaching an elderly beggar, in landscape setting; inscription surrounds central image.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
printed: above and below central image: "Benevolence is commendable in all persons./Begin to be good in time it cannot be too soon."
Label affixed to reverse reads, "Eng" (inscribed over "Amer"). This plate may be part of the Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman.
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