Child's ABC plate, England


 Childs' ABC plate Punch & Judy, smoking frog allertons 1890

The plate features the storied characters from the Punch and Judy 
puppet show (dating back to Italy in the early 17th century) of Punch, 
Judy and baby, along with a fanciful pipe-smoking frog. Plates like this were 
made as gifts for good children and rewards of merit, used to aid in 
children's education and moral training, and to encourage their 
imaginations in the early to mid-19th century.

Purchase it here: Ruby Lane


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