Miner's Birdcage Feeding Dish

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1775-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2608

Description

Small redware bird food dish with short handle at the top with hole for dipping rod; wider rough hewn bottom; unglazed outside with clear lead glaze inside, intended for use in a miner's canary cage

Details

Descriptive Terms

dishes (vessels)
glazing (coating)
lead glaze
redware
Redware
Lead Glazed
Dish, Pet

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.826

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