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The Ploughman


Code: J22505

An early 19th century, blue transfer printed child’s plate. This is impressed, to the reverse, with a crown, and it dates from c.1820. The crown is the mark of Clews Pottery, Staffordshire. The transfer print depicts a farmer ploughing his field and the verse reads:

“The Ploughman
The Ploughman’s labour first prepares
The bosom of the earth for seed
This done he has no further cares
Then other labourers succeed”.

The border to the plate is finely moulded with a mixture of flowers and foliage. The plate is in excellent condition.

Dimensions: Diameter 15cm. Depth 1.9cm.

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