Train a Child in the Way He Should Go...C. Late 18th C. English Blue on White Motto Dish

Regular price $110.00

Wonderful. I'm forever looking for unusual early motto dishes with this manner of lettering--pre-dating the c. 1830s Staffordshire child's mugs and the like I typically find by a couple of decades I believe; extra lovely and extra special feeling. I can find no likeness of this one out there anywhere--beautifully executed in this blue against white with a border I'd describe as berries on branch but looking a bit weeping willow-esque too. (And also a bit like a tide of swimming sperm, yielding the child in question!) The verse is from Proverbs 22:6; and, taken expansively, seems like wise words to me (I love the phrase "train up"--and applicable to the raising of beloved pets, too! (And perhaps this dish is just the right one for delivering reward treats for good behavior.) 

4” d x 7/8 t and in good antique condition, very early 19th c. I believe. Three rim chips as evident and detailed and one chip to the underside.