Rare Antique Edwardian White Ironstone Grimwades Popular Pie Funnel
A rare Edwardian ironstone pie vent advertising its maker, Grimwades, in the distinctive green transfer print.
The popular pie funnels were typical of the pie vents and funnels made at the beginning of the 20th Century, with slender chimneys to allow steam to escape during the pie making process. Typically, most pie vents at this time were plain, although manufacturers soon recognised these could be used as a form of advertising, so they added text explaining the virtues of their own versions.
In this example by Grimwades of England, the text reads:
“THE IMPROVED POPULAR PIE FUNNEL CARRIES AWAY THE STEAM AND LEAVES THE PIE CRUST AS LIGHT AND FLAKY INSIDE AS ON THE SURFACE”
These Grimwades versions, with the green transfer print, are now very rare. This piece is in exceptionally good condition, with no hairlines, cracks or crazing. The text, although it has faded slightly in places, is still very clear. And it is in lovely clean condition, with only some slight discoloration on one edge of the base.
Height – 9cm
Width – 7cm
Height, 9cm; Width, 7cm.
UK delivery £5.50 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.