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Small earthernware pots with decorated lids began to be produced in Staffordshire about 1760. They were ideal for packaging bear's grease hair lotions, ointments, tooth powder and by the mid-nineteenth century, the manufacturers of fish and meat pastes found them to be ideal for enhancing the presentation of their products.

Felix Pratt, (1813-94) introduced multicoloured printing on ceramics in 1846. In brief, this process was a series of seperate paper transfers, one for each of four colours and a black key plate applied to a unglazed, fired pot. When the colours were dried, the pot was glazed.

Mid-nineteenth century.

With the base jar.

A small manufacturing blemish but otherwise in excellent condition.

PRATTWARE POT LID. LANDING THE FARE, PEGWELL BAY.

AU$195.00Price
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