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Catalog Number 1965.033
Description Ceramic foot warmer is made of clay and constructed by hand. It is composed of a hollow cylinder with a flat bottom, a spout at the top center and two hand formed and pressed handles on either side of the spout. The spout has a wide lip and stopper is not present. Original gray-colored clay is visible on ends but rest of warmer has a golden-brown glaze. This foot warmer would have been filled with hot water and placed at one's feet when riding in a carriage in the the mid to late 1800s.
Object Name Warmer, Foot
Collection 3D - Personal Gear
Title Carriage Ceramic Foot Warmer
Date mid-late 19th Century
Inscription Text None, but there is a circle pressed on one side that could have possibly been a maker's mark stamp.
Provenance
Dimensions H-6 W-10.75 D-5 inches
Search Terms Carriage
Carriages
Heater
Subjects Carriages & coaches
Feet
Heat