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Object ID # 1962.007.002
Object Name Accessory, Doll
Other Name Dish, Doll
Title Victorian Red Riding Hood Plate
Lexicon category 9: Recreational Artifacts
Date Late 19th-century?
Made Unknown
Place of Origin England, United Kingdom?
Description Child's toy ceramic plate with blue transfer-printed Red Riding Hood illustration and "Red Riding Hood Meets the Wolf" printed under the illustration. There is a red border line around the top perimeter of the plate. The top side of the plate also has ornate moulded decor. This toy plate likely dates from the late 19th-century. Also see 1962.007.005.
Makers mark None
Provenance This toy plate was owned in Owen Sound, Ontario. It is likely a late 19th-century toy. The lack of pottery identification suggests that it pre-dates the late 1890s. More research is needed to identify the pottery of origin.
This plate belonged to Louise MacKay (neƩ Bishop) of Owen Sound who later married Fred MacKay. Her father was William Avery Bishop, Senior. Her mother was Margaret Louise Greene Bishop. One of her brothers became famous during the First World War (Billy Bishop).
Collection Toys & Games, 19th-c Collection
Material Ceramic/Transfer print/Glaze
Dimensions Cir-42 inches
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Subjects Fairy tales
Nursery rhymes
Function Child's plaything (a toy plate)