This twin handled comport is known as " The Blind Fiddler " and the border is the high gilt " Oak Leaf Border ". In 1851 F & R Pratt displayed some of their wares which they won a gold medal for and they also recieved a " Honourable Award " and were granted a Royal Warrant by the Prince Consort, Queen Victoria's husband " Prince Albert ". They were printed earthenware , bearing colourful reproductions of well known oil paintings by leading artists, a then novel idea. The 1851 subjects included, " The Last Inn " after Mulready, " Highland Music " after Landseer, "The Blind Fiddler " after Wilkie, " The Truant " after Webster, " The Hop Queen " after Witherington, " Cottage Children " after Gainsbrough and " Christ in the Cornfield " after H.Waren. The Quality of the engraving is due to the skill of Jesse Austin the engraver who sometimes added his name or initails to the designs.