Circa: 1950 Condition: used Size: 3 inches high by 2.25 inches wide Country of Origin: United Kingdom Manufacturer: Nutbrown
This creamy white stoneware pie vent, pie bird or pie funnel was made in the 1950s and is unmarked but is just like those manufactured at the same time by the Nutbrown company of England. The Nutbrown company has been making pie vents in England for 50 years or more. The pie vent was almost certainly made in Staffordshire England and I got it in the Potteries district recently. The pie vent is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks and has the off center hole of vintage pie funnels. 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.