Made by Galena Pottery, Galena, IL
Wheel-thrown red earthenware, red-brown lead-based glaze
Redware mixing bowls were available in Illinois during the mid- to late nineteenth century at little cost. The thick rim at the top of this bowl meant that it could be used also for food storage. A paper or cloth cover could be anchored with string or a strip of cloth tied tightly beneath the rim.
Gift of Harold Ashton, Chicago, IL (702199)
© Illinois State Museum 31-Dec-96