This delightful colored printed English Prattware Pot Lid is titled "The Village Wedding". It measures 6 1/2" framed. The pot lid is 4" diameter. The scene is of a outdoors wedding party. A very joyful group of figures with musicians and dancers. There is a jug in the right foreground with a registry mark dating this lid a very early one. The background is a sky, tree, and cottages. The dot and line design rim of the jar lid is above the surface of the frame. At the center bottom of the lid is the title "The Village Wedding". The lid is in its original brown turn wood frame with a circular hanger on the back. The lid is in good condition. There is a large rim chip next to the jug on the bottom right side. Also another small rim chip about 3:00 o'clock .
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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