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"The only reference similar to your 'Eat Thy Bread with Joy and Thankfulness' plate is the W.H.Goss plate I saw here Plate at auction in 2014.
There are many and numerous other plates and bowls which bear similar sayings, but their designs…"
"Definitely the Noritake mark, which can be found in Green, Blue or Magenta. The mark in my below example also has the artists signature added, though these are not always present, they can be found with the maker mark from time to time."
"The bottom left corner of the border should state, "Published by Farm Journal, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania".
The bottom center should state, "Rancheria, Peter Hurd, Collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York".
"It is not a coin, it is referred to as an Austria Maria Theresa Token.
Often made into a piece of jewellery or left as fun collectable tokens, they have no monetary value as legal tender and go for around US$20.
Yours appears to be made into a…"
"Okay, well the greater majority of the hour glasses I've seen which have a third disc in the middle dividing top and bottom also have a stand which attaches to the middle disc allowing the hour glass to be inverted. Many of those are smaller…"