Skip navigation

Object Name: Child's plate
Date: 1854-1880
Related People:
Medium: Earthenware
Dimensions: Overall: 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. ( 1.9 x 18.4 cm )
Place made: Europe, England
Description: Molded pearlware plate with the letters of the alphabet inscribed around the brim in low relief; at center is a black transfer printed image of a woman seated in a chair clasping her daughter by the arm and looking into her eyes; colors have been hand painted over the glaze to highlight center elements; chair is brown, mother's dress purple, and two green leaves behind.
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Frederic R. Griffith
Object Number: 1948.164
Send to a Friend
Marks: printed: in black on front of plate below central image: "MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, DEAR TO EACH./WITH A LOVE SURPASSING SPEECH."

Gallery Label:

According to accession records, this plate originally belonged to the donor.