Popular in the Victorian era, this pot lid depicts a romantic scene: a weary traveling soldier begs a cup of water of two girls who seem to be whispering. The piece is mounted in a dark brown wooden frame. Condition of the frame is good, it has been repaired at some point which you can see when held up to the light. The lid is in very good condition with no breaks , just a few abrasions consistent with age. It measures 6” in diameter with the frame and 4” sight size.
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 transfer ware printed painted in vivid colors and finished 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 and are 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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Antique English Framed Pot Lid Prattware Pot Lid Soldier and Two Maidens