Lot # 90: c.1860's Ceramic ABC Plate w/Early Baseball Scene

Starting Bid: $100.00

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2024 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/11/2024 12:00 AM to
3/30/2024 9:00 PM

Glazed ceramic "ABC" plate likely dating to the 1860s, featuring a baseball scene.  These plates are called "ABC" plates because the design around the edge of the plate is ringed by the alphabet, to help educate young children as they ate.  Plates of this nature typically contained a scene that would be found interesting to children on the base of the plate.  These plates are scarce and highly desirable.  Measuring 6" in diameter, the quality of the image is exceptional and does not appear faded, though the typography has rubbed away in a few places.  A wonderful early baseball-related image emblazoned on a functional item aimed at helping educate children while they ate their spinach.  

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