c1880-90 CHILD'S fine porcelain MERRY CHRISTMAS old BLUE suited 7" SANTA PLATE
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I WISH I HAD FOUND THIS EARLIER ... but I JUST FOUND IN A LOCAL ESTATE ----- MERRY CHRISTMAS CHILD'S PLATE with SANTA PASSING OUT GIFTS ----- Circa 1880-1890 - UNMARKED PRE-TARIFF PERIOD - CERTAINLY A FINE HARD GERMAN PORCELAIN TYPICAL OF THAT PERIOD and they made SO MANY CHRISTMAS ITEMS IMPORTED TO THE U.S. AT THAT SAME TIME PERIOD to FILL THE GENERAL STORES - NORMALLY PLATES LIKE THIS ONE HAVE "GENERAL STORE" ADVERTISING and were used as PREMIUMS - THIS ONE IS FANTASTIC and LOOKS LIKE IT DID HAVE AN OLD LABEL ON THE BACK ..... FANTASTIC VERY COLORFUL BLUE SUITED SANTA (Putting that in the EARLIER PERIOD) passing out GIFTS for the KIDS! HE IS LOADED! Right at 7" in Diameter and ABSOLUTELY NO WEAR TO THE TRANSFER! VERY HARD TO FIND PLATE well OVER 100 YEARS OLD and I WILL HAVE A VERY FAIR ASKING PRICE (I didn't say CHEAP! lol lol) - Buyer to pay only $6.85 PRIORITY - CHRISTMAS RUSH & WILL SHIP SAME DAY! Did you notice the ornate RAISED SCROLL WORK?