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The Old Woman of Glos'ter

£225.00 Approx $284.81, €262.54

Code: J22504

A rare, early 19th century, blue transfer printed child’s plate. This is impressed, to the reverse, “CLEWS WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE” around a crown, and it dates from c.1820. The transfer print depicts a woman and her parrot. The verse reads:

“There was an Old Woman of Glos’ter
Whose Parrot two Guineas rt cost her
But his tongue never ceasing
Was vastly displeasing
To the talkative Woman of Glos’ter”.

The border to the plate is finely moulded with ivy leaves and berries. This is a rare print and the plate is quite charming. It is in very good condition with just a tiny amount of glaze rubbing to the rim.

Dimensions: Diameter 13.8cm. Depth 1.5cm.

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