Think of these dishes as having been used in early Victorian Home Schooling. You know they didn't have a lot of paper or writing utensils that children could use so they taught from what they had on hand. It is amazing that any of these glass pieces 'lived' through an entire century intact!
|The animal in the center is the spokes
lamb for this rare 7" plate by Iowa City
in 1881. Her message is to "Be Gentle".
It is Lechler # PL-67.**SOLD**
|This plate is creatively called
"Dog with Tree". It is a companion plate
to the Ripley Glass Co. Elephant plate & Garfield plate, made ca 1880s. $125
|ABC plates were used for teaching more than the ABCs. The center of this plate
had a clock with Roman numerals probably copied from baby's Grandfather's Grandfather Clock. This plate was made by the Ripley Glass Co. ca. 1891. It has
been reproduced, but this is a guaranteed original issue. $65
|This ABC plate was originally named "Bryce Higbee's ABC Plate". It has the characteristic beaded scallops
around the edge like the Bryce Higbee Barley aka Indian Tree pattern.
It is from the 1880s. $85
|The picture on this is pretty funny.
In the box atop the elephant sit 3 people, one of whom is waving a
flag. "R & Co" is molded on the
pad - standing for Ripley & Co.
who made it in the 1880s. $165
|Well, take your pick of the gender of this child on these Bryce Higbee plates from the 'gay nineties' - 1893 to be approximate. The plate is known as the "Boy plate" and/or the "Emma Plate". They are 6 1/2" in diameter & pictured in the book on Higbee glass in clear. They are rare in any color. $155 each.|
|Turns out, plates were not the only dishes used to teach little Victorians.
This is the Adam's ABC Cup, so called for obvious reasons. While big brother
was learning his alphabet, little sister was out playing with a tree. Don't you
wonder sometimes where these people got their ideas? The handle is made to
look like the bark on a tree. The cup is 2 3/4" tall & is $145.
And, it turns out, we have this same cup in vaseline.
|The above plate is known as HEN & CHICKS, made by King, Sons & Co. in the 1880s. It is 6" in diameter & has a rope design around the perimeter. $95|
|And this plate, also 6" diameter, is known as HEN & CHICKS VARIANT!
Mama hen appears to be molting. It has the rope design under the alphabet.
It was also made by King, Sons & Co. in the 1880s. **SOLD**
| HEN & CHICKS PLATE
Here is another variant in the King, Sons & Co. plates - It is 6" in diameter and has a 'dot' design around the perimeter.
Center design is similar to the first
Hen & Chicks plate pictured above.
Also made ca. 1880s. $95
|Bryce Higbee & Co. made this 6 1/2"
"Rovers"ABC plate in ca. 1880s. It is RARE with the original HIG bee mark $115.
We have 1 without the bee mark for $65.
and one repro by the Smithsonian for $32
|Rovers ABC plate was only made in color
by Bryce Higbee ca. 1893.
It is **SOLD** in amber.
|This plate was named by Lechler as the Hex or Snowflake ABC plate. It is 6 1/4" diameter with a stylized snowflake in the center. The maker is unknown. $75||This little cutie is known as the
Frolic Plate.... an odd name for a
plate featuring a tearful little boy
& his dog. The plate sans shell
designs is 5" diameter. It may have
been made by Gillinder. $145
|These are called "PET DOG PLATE". Made by the Columbia Glass Co. c. 1889.
They are 6" in diameter. The clear one is **SOLD** and the rarer blue one is $155.
|Hey Diddle Diddle plates below also with original on the left.
Our Original issue is **SOLD** & our reproduction is $42.
Here are three 8" diameter plates of unknown age & we believe they are not vintage.