One thing I love to do is go to yard sales. But one of the promises I made myself a few years ago when I was downsizing is that I only collect Asian vases. Anything else that I find that’s vintage that I love, I can purchase, and then I sell on eBay or on Etsy.
This is one of my recent finds, a Grimwade Quick Cooker Bowl. I’d never seen one of these, but it intrigued me, so I purchased it.
The Grimwade Quick Cooker Bowl was used for cooking steam puddings and stews. When I researched, I found that it was awarded a gold medal in 1911. Grimwade Brothers established their Winton Pottery (Stoke) in about 1886. Grimwade Brothers was founded by Leonard Lumsden Grimwade, and then his brother Sidney Richard joined him.
This cooker bowl appears to have been made circa 1934-50 based on the maker’s mark on the bottom, as shown below. You can learn more about the marks HERE.
I found an ad from The Leader-Post in Regina, Saskatchewan, from September 5th, 1931, on Newspapers.com. (subscription required)
The pot would have been perfect for making my family’s Christmas Pudding, but I’m going to resist the urge to keep it. Instead, I’ve added it to eBay and my Etsy Store and cross-posted it to Shop the Hound. This way, I can continue to feed my inner urge to continue to go to garage sales but not clutter up the house.
I’d love to hear if anyone’s family had this type of pot and what they cooked in it.
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