This divided, 3-part childs warming bowl by Excello is chrome with a pottery insert, and it comes with a rare matching lid. The handles and lid finial are olive green Bakelite. This is a food warmer type bowl - it's designed to be filled with hot water to keep the baby's food warm, and the cover helps with that too. The dish is 8" diameter, 10-1/2" handle to handle, by 2" high to the rim (not including the lid).
In each of the divided sections is a different Southwestern scene - a boy wearing a sombrero with Mexican pottery, a girl in sombrero with a duck, and a Mexican village scene with cactus, palm tree, adobe buildings, a woman with a pot on her head, and a man with a burro. The cork stopper has a pink ceramic top and doesn't quite match - it may be a replacement. The dish dates to the 1930s and reflects the popular Mexicana or Mission Fiesta kitchen themes of the era.
The bowl has no chips or cracks but it is crazed, with staining to the craze lines on the left half of the dish. The chrome body and cover are shiny and clean, in excellent condition with no pitting or scratches, though there are a couple of very slight dings at the edges of the lid. The underside is marked Excello Chromium Made In U.S.A.
Item ID: 3575
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