Circa: 1890 Condition: used Size: 3.5 inches high by 2 in diameter Country of Origin: United Kingdom Manufacturer: unknown English maker
This antique white stoneware pie vent, pie bird or pie funnel was made in the late Victorian period and dates to the 1890-1900s. The pie vent was made in Staffordshire England and I got it in the English Potteries district district recently. The pie vent is in very good condition with one very old base chip. There is some light staining inside as it was obviously used. A fun piece. And practical! Pie birds were developed in the 1500s to release steam from a baking pie so the filling didn't boil over.