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Brian Howell


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Alphabet plate. "Aesop's Fables: The Shepherd's Boy.", 1840

 Item — Box: CFC Tableware Box 4
Identifier: CFC2020.0055.1
Abstract Three features of this plate are remarkable. First, it is to me unclear whether the fable being pictured here is, as I suspect, BW. A wolf is making off with a sheep as a young shepherd pursues him with a staff. Secondly, this is a smaller plate than other alphabet plates I have seen – and the other alphabet plates in this collection. Thirdly, I have learned that alphabet plates were often given to a family upon the birth of a child. That custom fits with the message written on the...
Dates: 1840