This delightful colored printed English Pot Lid is titled "The Children Of Flora" . It measures framed 6 1/2". The dome Pot Lid is 4" diameter. The scene is of two young boys with floral wreathes on their heads pulling a wooden cart. The cart is full of roses with a young girl sitting in the front. The background is a garden scene with a blue sky. The rim of the jar lid is under the surface of the frame, but you can still see the printed title at the bottom. The lid is in its original ebonized turn wood frame with a circular hanger attached on the back. The lid is in really good condition for its age. There are surface scratches. No chips or 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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