Aesops Fables Tureen Lid ~ The Oak and the Reed ~ 1835
AESOP'S FABLES TUREEN LID ~ THE OAK AND THE REED ~ 1835
STAFFORDSHIRE BLACK TRANSFERWARE TUREEN LID
THE OAK AND THE REED
Copeland and Garrett ~ New Blanche Potteries
Staffordshire, England 1833 - 1847
This rare black colored transfer printed lid measures 5 1/2 inches long x 4 1/2 inches wide x 3 inches tall. It is crisply transfer printed in the best black.
Ornate moulded handle, a plethora of oversized flowers and a famous fable.
The Oak and the Reeds
A VERY LARGE OAK was uprooted by the wind and thrown across a
stream. It fell among some Reeds, which it thus addressed: "I
wonder how you, who are so light and weak, are not entirely
crushed by these strong winds." They replied, "You fight and
contend with the wind, and consequently you are destroyed; while
we on the contrary bend before the least breath of air, and
therefore remain unbroken, and escape."
The lid id perfect.