Overall: 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. ( 1.9 x 16.5 cm )
impressed: on back of plate: "GEORGE JONES/Stoke on Trent" printed: in red-brown on front of plate: "HE THAT HATH A TRADE HATH AN ESTATE/INDUSTRY PAYS DEBTS WHILE DESPAIR INCREASETH THEM." written: on paper label affixed to back of plate: "Mrs/Sinclairs
Molded pearlware plate with letters of the alphabet around the brim in low relief banded at rim with green stripe; red-brown transfer printed image at center depicts blacksmith working at an anvil and another man pumping bellows while a third sits on a bench in the background; printed image embellished by hand in pink, blue, and yellow overglaze; image encircled by an inscription.
The quotation on the front comes from Ben Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac.
Gift of Mrs. Robert C. Taylor
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