Long before the microwave, parents had to find other ways to warm their toddler’s food, and manufacturers stepped up to the task. Probably dating from the 1920-40s era, this porcelain bowl with the darling little, red-coated girl is cased in a chromium-like metal with a spout in which to pour hot water, which then heated the bowl; the lid to the spout is on very tight, and I haven’t been able to get it off – but I have a poor grip. There are two metal handles on the outside to easily carry the 6” diameter bowl without having to touch the hot sides. The metal is still very shiny, but does have some corrosion spots on it. In the photos, the bottom looks copper color, but that is just the reflection of the wood shelf above; there is a mark GW Co. in a triangle. The bowl still has a very shiny glaze, but there are a few utensil marks in the bottom, where a child must have hurried to eat her smashed peas so she could see the cute pattern at the bottom – a smiling child in a furry-looking red coat carrying a bag of toys.
This would be a cute addition to your kitchen or child wares collection. Please contact us if you have any questions. Please look at the photos closely, they are part of the description of the item. We will always consider any reasonable offer for our pieces.
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Adorable Old Child’s Feeding Warming Dish