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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.

Turned oak frame. Some wear to the centre of the lid. Minor ship to the back rim.

PRATTWARE POT LID. ROYAL HARBOUR RAMSGATE

AU$195.00Price
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