cooking pot

Broad cooking pot with two handles. Strongly bulging (called belly-pot among the peasants), disproportionate, the bottom being wider than the top so as to rest better on the cooking range. Slightly inclined towards the brim, which is small. Geometrical designs, loops and spirals, polished with a stone. Zigzag designs towards the top made with small designer wheel. Light grey due to baking technique. (Clay). Height 145mm, diameter at brim 140mm, diameter at bottom 160mm.

Type of pot in use towards the end of the 19th century, after cooking in the fireplace has become obsolete. Frequent in many centres.

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