A wonderful 19th century English salt glaze stoneware colander with hand-incised decoration, hand-pierced drain holes and fold-over rim.
This fine example measures 9 1/8" in diameter and stands 4 1/4" high. It is in very, very good undamaged condition. There are no chips, cracks or restorations. The glaze has a lovely soft luster and there is no crazing or staining, Expected, minor wear around the edge of a few of the drain holes only. There are two holes along the top of the bowl which allowed for wire or string to hang the piece when not in use.
The second salt glaze colander pictured with this one is also available in our shop. With the piercings that allow the air to circulate they make perfect, and very attractive, fruit bowls.
Superb Circa 1840 English Salt Glaze Stoneware Colander