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After M.J. Cazabon – Naparima, Trinidad
After M.J. Cazabon
small ceramic potlid
This is known as a Pratt Ware Pot Lid, circa 1851.
They were extremely popular around mid 1800s. The scenes represented on these lids were of the Colonies; people collected these exotic images. This one was commissioned by Fry’s Chocolate, to show where the raw cocoa was shipped from – San Fernando Wharf, Trinidad.
They are now very rare to find, let alone in splendid complete condition like this example, about 160 years old! They were made in 2 sizes.
This lid is an interpretation of the Cazabon lithograph, plate number 10,1 of his folio Views of Trinidad, 1851.
Two sizes of potlid were made.