|Nineteenth century child's plate, Goat|
As a child sitting at the Passover seder, I always looked forward to the song Had Gadya. I knew Had Gadya was at the end of the seder, and I was tired, full and ready to go to bed. But the words of the song's cumulative rhyme (see my post on cumulative rhymes here) and the rousing music (hear Had Gadya sung by Cindy Michelassi), always energized me. Still does.
Here are two wonderful explanations of Chad Gadya: Kid Stuff
and From goat to God: Chad Gadya tells the story of the Jews.
Since this is a transferware blog, I shall show you some of my favorite goat patterns.
|Yellow glazed earthenware child's mug, ca 1820|
|Child's 4.75 inch plate with a molded Shamrock, Thistle and Rose border (symbols of Great Britain), ca. 1840|
|Edge, Malkin & Co. ( 1860-1870) 5 inch saucer in the Goat pattern|
|Stubbs & Kent (1822-1830) 5.75 inch saucer/Goat and Kid|
|My seder table/This year we will have 19 people and four generations at our seder.|