An original issue 7-1/2 inch antique plate from the desirable Sunbonnet Babies series of porcelain dishes, based on Bertha Corbett Melcher's beloved characters. In this scene, Molly and May are performing their ironing chores.
The plate has no chips, cracks, hairlines, or fleabites, and the colors are bright and unfaded. There is some typical wear to the gold at the rim, and a couple of tiny spots of rub wear to the paint at the center (near the iron), probably from stacking. The blue Royal Bayreuth Bavaria mark on back dates from 1902 to around 1920.