Rare Collectable Pie Vent The Improved Popular Pie Funnel – with Funnell Misspelt
A rare and highly collectable pie funnel or vent, dating from the 1920s, with the word funnel misspelt as ‘FUNNELL’.
Ceramic pie funnels started to be used in the late 1800s, gaining in popularity in England in the early part of the twentieth Century. Patents for early versions like this tended to have simple instructions printed onto rounded bases, with slender chimneys to allow steam to escape during the cooking process.
This version features the following text in black transfer print:
“THE IMPROVED POPULAR PIE FUNNELL CARRIES AWAY THE STEAM AND LEAVES THE PIE CRUST AS LIGHT AND FLAKY INSIDE AS ON THE SURFACE”
These are quite a popular model of ironstone pie vents, but the misspelling of the word funnel makes this a quirky addition to any kitchen. Perfect to sit proudly on display and be used in making pies today.
As with all antique and vintage pieces, this does show some minor signs of age. There is some minor crazing to the glaze, and some tiny nibbles and discoloration on the base. However, overall this is in excellent condition, with the black writing extremely clear and a good colour still.
Height, 10.5cm; Width, 6.25cm.
UK delivery £4.00 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.