Now and then, I browse through one website
or another, just to see what’s there, what’s
new, what’s different, what’s the same,
what seems odd, what I missed the last
So I was doing this the other day, just kinda
strolling through the myriad of items offered
on Peter Goebel’s site, Goose Bay Workshops.
He crafts a wide variety of copper and tin items,
ranging from colanders to kettles to cacao bean
roasters. His items are either historically inspired
or are actual historic reproductions. Peter tells
you which is which, and his detailed descriptions
of each item are fantastic. Unfortunately, he
doesn’t give any actual sources or offer any
documentation. I’ve bought a couple of his
items, however, and he does nice work. He’s
rather expensive, though, so it can be a bit
tricky if, like me, you’re purchasing historic
equipment with your own funds.
Nevertheless, that’s not the point of this post.
What IS, is the fact that, while strolling amongst
all the items on Goebel’s site, I discovered a black
and white illustration on his “POTS-KETTLES” page.
It’s of a small bulbous container called a porridge
pot. The drawing’s accompanying text states,
“these pots were very common in the 17th and
18th centuries,” and that they were mainly used
to cook porridge.
So, based on that simple drawing and its copy
on Goebel’s site, I’d say that the cute little
copper pot I found awhile back is a match.
It is, indeed, a porridge pot:
I just love those lopsided ears, don’t you? Gives my little pot
it’s character. The one in Goebel’s illustration is a bit larger;
mine is only about seven inches tall and four in diameter.
(four at the base; it’s about six at it’s widest section)
Now, where did I find this little treasure?
Why, on eBay, of course. HUZZAH!