Prattware two handled loving cup with lovely turquoise colored glaze, gilt highlights and two different country scene transfer decorations on each side of the cup. Both show farmers driving cattle over bridges, one with a farm lad with horses chatting with a lass in the foreground and a windmill behind them on a hill. Produced at the Fenton pottery, Staffordshire, by F. & R. Pratt ca 1850.
Some glaze crazing as typical for this ware and a very tiny flake on the interior side of the top rim which may be felt more than seen. A flake on the interior side of the foot rim was a manufacturing flaw that was glazed over. There is a small area of staining visible on inside bottom of cup (illustrated) and it has a few very small scratches in the turquoise glaze. Gilding in great shape overall.
4 1/8 inch tall, 4 inch diameter body and measures 6 5/8 inches across at the handles. Printed marked in brown "R. Pratt 123 Fenton" with other letters in the mark obscured.
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