The National Fire Museum fire engine truck plate, Philadelphia Style Hand Pumper limited edition fine porcelain dish from the Franklin Mint. This interesting historical theme plate has great artistic detail of the antique fire engine Philadelphia Pumper. The plate has a gold painted rim. It is plate number LA1927.
The plate measures about 8 1/4" across. It is signed by the artist on the front, and I can’t read the name (maybe Wm. G. Trodscki??), but I have included a photo of the name for your review.
This collector’s plate is in excellent used condition. There is a small dark spot on the back along the edge that looks like paint drip from the factory and is under the glaze (see photo). There are some insignificant pinpoint size shelf wear spots (or maybe glaze bubbles done during manufacturing?) on the bottom around the center rim. I looked at these with a magnifying glass, and you will have trouble seeing them, and they are too small to photograph.
On the back of the plate is says “A decorative accessory. Not to be used for food consumption.” I do not have the original box or any paperwork for this plate.
I am offering some more plates in this antique fire engine series by the National Fire Museum, sold as separate items on my Old China Dish Shop, so please check my store to see these.
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