Vintage Copeland Spode Away In a Manger Brown Transferware Christmas Plate


Brand Copeland Spode

The perfect piece for your entry table or any special place for the holiday.  For consideration is this plate with the manger scene in a rare, beautifully engraved brown transfer by Copeland Spode.  Entitled "Away in a Manger" it depicts Mary, Joseph, shepherds and  baby Jesus in the manger with animals looking on.  It is marked on the back "Designed by J C  Boulton from an original hand engraving by J W Longmore." 

Away in a manger
No crib for His bed
The little Lord Jesus
Lay down His sweet head

The stars in the sky
Look down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus
Asleep on the hay

The cattle are lowing
The poor Baby wakes
But little Lord Jesus
No crying He makes

I love Thee, Lord Jesus
Look down from the sky
And stay by my side
'Til morning is nigh

Be near me, Lord Jesus
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
And love me, I pray

Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender care
And take us to Heaven
To live with Thee there

It measures appx. 10" and is in wonderful condition, having no chips or cracks, just some minor age crazing.

I'll be listing the Three Wise Kings plate from this series in the next few days as well.