This delightful colored printed English Pot Lid is titled " The Wolf And The Lamb". A scene of school boys gathering to watch a fight between the two boys in the foreground. The Pot Lid shows the rim with the line and dot border with the title printed at the bottom. It is mounted in the original brown turned wood frame with a circular hanger on the top. The frame is made of good wood with pretty grain. The framed Pot Lid measures 61/2" diameter. The jar lid measures 4 1/4" diameter. The lid is in really good condition for its age. Along the edge on the left side are three chips. No cracks.
Colored pictorial English Pot Lids are charming collectibles. Between 1850 to early 1900's a variety of products were sold in ceramic pots or jars including bear grease, cosmetics, toothpaste, hair creams, etc. These multicolored Pot Lids were created by Felix Pratt ( 1813-1894) of the F. & R. Pratt Co. The Pot Lids are transferware printed painted in vivid colors and finish in high gloss glaze. They are a form of art by talented engravers of the late 1800's. The scenes capture wonderful moments of Victoriana enjoyed for their detailed beauty and history. It became popular to mount them in circular frames for protection and use as decorative items.
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