Rare Prattware Ceramic Bird Feeder, c. 1800Rare Prattware Ceramic Bird Feeder, c. 1800Rare Prattware Ceramic Bird Feeder, c. 1800Rare Prattware Ceramic Bird Feeder, c. 1800Rare Prattware Ceramic Bird Feeder, c. 1800Rare Prattware Ceramic Bird Feeder, c. 1800Rare Prattware Ceramic Bird Feeder, c. 1800

If you were a privileged, but caged, songbird in late 18th or early 19th Century England, you got to eat and drink out of wonderfully decorated ceramic bird feeders. How many of these feeders do you think survived? But here is one, with molded decoration of an angel or chubby baby, in Pratt colors (blue, dark yellow and light brown). I’d say these are as rare as hen’s teeth, but that would be belaboring the point. 3” across, 1 ¾” deep and 2” high, these were set right in the cage and filled with seed or whatever else the birds of the upper crust ate. This one is in very good restored condition: there is a restored hairline (or crack) that ran down the back side of the feeder and part-way across the bottom. The decorated front appears all-original, and the colors are extremely strong. An extremely rare and desirable item.

Item ID: WPA 281

Rare Prattware Ceramic Bird Feeder, c. 1800

$275 USD

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