Francis Wheatley ( 1741-1801) first earned his fame as a portrait painter for the aristocracy, but when he fell out of favor, his landmark series of paintings of the Cries of London depicting the working poor hawking their wares on the streets of London ensured long lasting fame. Prints of his paintings were popular throughout the 19th century and early 20th. This Prattware lid was such an example produced by polychrome transfer processes.
It's condition is very having a small nick on the backside tongue and a light black scratch at the 10 o'clock position on the obverse, The image is inscribed "Cries of London "Fine Black Cherries."
Dimension: 4 1/2" d