Turnstall, England: B.P. Co. [Brownhills Pottery Co.], No date [c. 1872-1891]. Ephemera no binding. [JUVENILE] [STAFFORDSHIRE CHINA]. The three small plates each measure 7 ¼” in diameter. “Crusoe viewing the island” has a dark stain visible in the front and back, a rub to the glaze on the right side with loss of pattern transfer, and a closed hair-line crack; “Crusoe at work” and “Crusoe finding the foot prints” have surface wear associated with use and age.
The two large plates each measure 8 1/8” in diameter: both “Crusoe and his pets” and “Crusoe on the raft” have two rim chips and surface wear associated with use and age. Very good. Item #1433
Five of the estimated seven plates in the Robinson Crusoe set of children’s Alphabet plates, featuring scenes from Daniel Defoe’s 1719 early adventure fiction book. Present in this set of five are: “Crusoe finding the foot prints,” “Crusoe at work,” “Crusoe viewing the island,” “Crusoe and his pets,” and “Crusoe on the raft.” The two plates lacking from the set are “Crusoe rescues Friday” and “Crusoe teaching Friday,” although it is unknown if they are available in the brown alphabet transfer color.
A charming and fun collectible for the Robinson Crusoe fan!