17th Century Pottery Cauldron


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17th Century Pottery Cauldron

First things first - yes, this is just a broken old pot. But to me, it is so much more!
It’s Dutch and dates to the 17th century. It’s made from terracotta coloured clay and then leadglazed. It has three little feet and scorch marks where it’s sat in a fire.
It has numerous repairs throughout - someone has obviously loved (or needed) this enough to keep repairing it.
Pottery cauldrons like this were used by poorer families, whereas the bronze or other metal ones were normally limited to the more affluent households (and generally survived better than ones like this).
I think it’s utterly charming! Proper ‘make do and mend’.

Quite delicate so will need to discuss postage options with the buyer.

Goes well with the similar cooking pot also listed.

H: 19cm W: 25cm D: 18cm


  • H: 19cm (7.48in)
  • W: 25cm (9.84in)
  • D: 18cm (7.09in)


18th Century & Earlier

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