Covered pie dish - ROM2009_10528_3


Covered pie dish

Maker: Wedgwood (English, established 1759)
Medium:Glazed caneware, moulded
Geography: Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Date: c. 1795
7 x 23 x 16.5 cm
Object number: 948.219.1.A
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Albert W. Arnott
Not on view
DescriptionCaneware, a pale yellow stoneware body resembling the canes imported from Malacca, now in Malaysia, was introduced in 1780 and originally called “Bamboo” ware. Because its colour resembled baked pastry, caneware began to be used to make dishes simulating the crust of pies during wheat flour shortages in the 1790s. This one consists of a glazed dish with cover and a removable ring of “crust.”
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