Aesops Fables Tureen Lid ~ The Oak and the Reed ~ 1835

Aesops Fables Tureen Lid ~ The Oak and the Reed ~ 1835

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AESOP'S FABLES TUREEN LID ~ THE OAK AND THE REED ~ 1835

STAFFORDSHIRE BLACK TRANSFERWARE TUREEN LID

AESOP'S FABLES 

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.