Two fine English Georgian, probably Staffordshire, child’s pearlware plates decorated with religious scenes and verse dating from the early 19th century. The finely potted plates are of octagonal shape both with relief molded fruit and floral designs to the rim, one hand painted and other simply glazed rim but with a pink lustre edge. Due to the edge patterning being the same we believe the plates to have originated from the same pottery. Both plates have printed religious scenes to the center with printed prayers, possibly as teaching aids for children. One has a scene of Christ rising from the dead with a prayer reading ‘Behold him rising from the grave. Behold him raised on high. He pleads his merit there to save Transgressor doom’d to die.’ The scene shows soldiers, some sleeping around the entrance to the tomb. The second plate shows a child reading a prayer book with winded angels playing harps. The plate reads ‘How glorious is our heavenly King. Who reigns above the sky. How shall a child presume to sing His dreadful majesty. One of the plates has a small impressed cross mark to the base.
In good condition with a very minor rim nick to one and rubbing to the rim on the other.
Origin : England
Maker : Staffordshire
Manufacture Date : Early 19th Century
Materials : Pottery
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