Object Title

Pot lid

Pot lid



Object Number



Purchased from Bonham's 11 February 2005, sale no.11594, lot 68

Physical Description

With an illustrated with a view of the Tower from south of the river, with shipping and barge traffic in the foreground. Subtitled 'The Tower of London' 'Entered at Stationers Hall' (which refers to the Register of copyright maintained by the Stationers' Company). With a plain non-matching pot base, the base chipped and cracked in places. Such pots commonly contained fish paste, meat paste, or cosmetic creams.


Dimensions: Diameter: 107 mm, height (including pot base): 50 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

An old label stuck to the underside of the lid reads H.C.1931 No. 296 (crossed out in pencil and amended to 186), 'The Tower of London', V.R. ú7. This refers to H.G.Clarke's listing in 'The Pot Lid Book', Courier Press 1931.


Places Britain

Bibliographic References

'Pot-Lids and Other Coloured Printed Staffordshire Wares - Reference and Price Guide' by K.V.Mortimer, Antique Collector's Club, 2003, page 116, no.236