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Child's plate

Object Number: 
INV.9972
Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. ( 2.2 x 17.5 cm )
Marks: 
Nadelman collection sticker: "705 / Eng"
Description: 
Pearlware plate with molded brim with letters of the alphabet in relief; at center, aqua-blue transfer-printed image of two clowns and a dog with overglaze green, red, and blue enamel. Print represents Punch the clown and his dog Toby, derived from a mid-19th-century engraving.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group