|F & R Pratt multicolored transfer print "The Hop Queen" with a malachite border, ca. 1851|
My husband bought a lovely Prattware comport printed with a pattern called "The Hop Queen." I am glad he did because I love the bright colors and charming scene of a little girl being decorated with a crown of hop flowers. I learned it was copied from the 1835 painting by W.F. Witherington titled "The Crown of Hops" or "The Hop Garland."
|"The Crown of Hops" by W.F. Witherington, ca. 1855|
|Some Prattware comports: "The Hop Queen" and "The Blind Fiddler." There are two of each pattern, although with different borders. Click on the photo to make it larger.|
Below is a photo of the the other pattern, "The Blind Fiddler," shown in the grouping above.
|Pratt Pottery "The Blind Fiddler" copied from a painting by Sir David Wilkie. The border is called the 1-2-3 border.|
|"The Blind Fiddler" by Sir David Wilkie, 1806.|