NMS


 

Record

Bowl, for porridge

< 8 of 97 > Back

probably made in Cumnock, Ayrshire

Bowl, for porridge
Add to album

This shows the interior of an unmarked slipware bowl which dates from the second half of 19th century. The bowl was intended to be used for porridge and was probably made by the Cumnock Pottery in Ayrshire.

The interior is inscribed 'Keep yer braith tae cule yer parritch'

As well as being eaten from a bowl, porridge was often used as a travelling 'piece', as an alternative to scones or 'bannocks'. The cooked porridge was poured into a special tray or 'porridge-drawer'. Once cool, it was sliced and could be kept as a snack.

Record details

To search on related items, click any underlined text below.


< 8 of 97 > Back