Circa: 1920 Condition: used Size: 3.25 inches high by 2.5 inches long by 2 inches wide Country of Origin: United Kingdom Manufacturer: Nutbrown
This tan stoneware pie vent, pie bird or pie funnel is marked by the maker Nutbrown. The Nutbrown company has been making pie vents and other traditional British kitchenware in England for 50 years or more. The pie vent was made in Staffordshire England and I got it in the Potteries district recently. 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.