An antique plate with polychrome, transferware oak leaf and acorn border around a central scene, with a boy and girl, cowering by the open door to a schoolroom. Inside an elderly lady is helping a little boy learn to read, while a girl and a boy wait on the bench opposite them and a cat sits curled on the doorstep.
PLACE OF ORIGIN
F. & R. Pratt Company (Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, 1818-circa 1920) | Founders: Felix Edward Pratt and Richard Pratt | After a painting: Thomas Webster R.A. (English, 1800-86)
Printed mark: The Truant / By / T. Webster
Queen Victoria (1837-1901) | Mid 19th century
Width 9.5 Depth 9.5 Height 1.25 inches