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Dr. Franklin's Maxims small child's plate (Staffordshire), c.1850s

Small glazed ceramic child's plate by Staffordshire in the mid 19th century with a saying from Benjamin Franklin. The black transfer image is of a man's wagon falling off of a bridge, horse first. A rider and another man run toward the accident. The plate reads: "Dr. Franklin's Maxim's [sic] / Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge / For want of a nail the shoe was lost, and for want of a shoe the horse was lost." The common proverb can be found in Poor Richard's Almanack, June 1758. Plate is 7 inches in diameter. From England, c.1850.


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