Pastry plate with motto

Pastry plate with motto

Wedgwood plate, showing mother rolling pastry, and child carrying a pie, with animals and other designs in the margin. The word ‘pastry’ appears below the central image. Around the side is a motto: ‘Enough means health, more – disease’. The message is not to eat too much. Other Victorian plates are sometimes found with similar mottoes, encouraging moderation or thrift. The motto ‘Waste not, want not’ was a favourite on plates.

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