This delightful colored printed English Prattware Pot Lid is titled " A Pair". It measures 6 1/2" framed. The Pot Lid is 4" diameter.The scene is of an elderly couple playing cards in front of a fireplace. There is a tea table and a dog in the foreground. In the background, on the left, is a maid dusting. The dot and line rim of the jar lid is above the frame. There is a printed titled " A Pair" at the bottom. The lid is in its original brown turn wood frame with a circular hanger attached on top. It is in really good condition for its age. There is a rim chip at 6:00 o'clock right under the title. Another fea bite rim chip at 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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