Miner's Birdcage Feeding Dish

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1775-1825

GUSN

GUSN-2607

Description

Miniature redware deep dish with clear lead glaze on the inside (mostly worn off), unglazed outside, thick rim, straight, ingoing sides (no foot). Bird food or water dish from a miner's birdcage.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dishes (vessels)
glazing (coating)
lead glaze
redware
throwing (pottery technique)
Redware
Thrown
Lead Glazed
Dish, Pet

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

John Bell Pottery (Maker)

Location of Origin

MD, USA

Dimensions

1 1/4 x 3 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.825

Places

Maryland (United States)

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