|Brownhills Pottery (1872-1896) Aesop's Fables The Fox And The Grapes 6.12 inch child's ABC plate|
Moral: It is easy to despise what you cannot get.
The fable was and continues to be a popular teaching tool for young children (and grown ups). Below see a children's mug with another example of the pattern.
|Unknown Maker Fox and Grapes 2.5 inch high child's mug, ca. 1840|
|Spode Aesops (sic) Fables The Fox And The Grapes 6.25 inch plate, ca. 1830|
|Spode Aesops's Fables Mark/Notice the impressed Spode mark|
|The Fox And The Grapes source print, 1814|