This is a wonderful English Prattware lid circa 1840's with an absolutely charming scene of a very startled cat being accosted by a lobster as it was caught in the act of inspecting a toothsome looking fish on a counter.
English Prattware ceramic pot lids are highly collectible and quite charming, unique decorations for any living space. Prattware, so named for the Felix Pratt pottery company in Fenton near Stoke-on-Trent and operated from 1847-1885, is prized for its colored under glaze transfer prints depicting scenes from English Victorian life or whimsical scenes such as this one with a lobster attacking a very startled cat with his claws.
The Pratt pottery company produced ceramic pots to contain such sundries as bear grease, toothpaste, fish paste or potted meats each adorned with a colorful, artistic lid sometimes intended for advertising. The lids have become quire collectible due to their beguiling nature and many, as in this example, have been mounted in wooden or metal roundels to enhance their display. This unusual lid weighs 12.2 ounces, is 4 inches in diameter and housed in a 6 1/2 inch roundel.
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