Early 1900s HI DIDDLE DIDDLE TIN PLATE – Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme


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For sale is a rare early 1900s HI DIDDLE DIDDLE TIN PLATE. made by C.M. McClung & Co, Knoxville, TN. This child’s plate has embossed elements that features all of the characters from the Mother Goose nursery rhyme “Hi Diddle Diddle” including: the cat & the fiddle; the small laughing dog, the cow jumping over the moon; the cate and the fiddle; and the dish who ran away with the spoon. The rim includes all the letters of the alphabet. This pan has many edge dents but is otherwise in good condition. This pan measures about 8 3/4 inches diameter. A 1904 advert C.M. McClung & Co, Knoxville, TN was selling the same plate. This advert listing is included to date the approximate age of the plate and is not included. This delightful plate is a rare vintage collectible.

Hey, diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

The rhyme may date back to at least the sixteenth century. Some references suggest it dates back in some form a thousand or more years. Early medieval illuminated manuscripts often included an image of a cat playing a fiddle.


Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 11 × 11 in