What is the Wedgwood Lid used for?

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  1. Curioser

    Curioser Well-Known Member

    I picked up this lid today because I thought it would make a nice piece of wall decor. It's about 8" wide and in perfect condition but there is no base!

    I've identified this as Wedgwood Liverpool Birds. Is it yellow ware? What was it used for?
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  2. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

  3. Curioser

    Curioser Well-Known Member

    Hmm, could be! The seller claims quite a variety of uses for this.I found a different patterned piece, lid only, the seller stated was for meat (no other words!) I'm still not understanding why the center hole is large. Thanks for your answer!
     
  4. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Marote and Any Jewelry like this.
  5. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    It seems big for a butter, but I can't think of anything else.
     
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  6. Matahari

    Matahari Well-Known Member

    meat drainer but you need the dish underneath

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  7. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Not meat, those aren’t round. Too big for butter. Looks like a spittoon lid to me.
     
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  8. Matahari

    Matahari Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Jun 15, 2024
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  9. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I didn't see the 8" size either. :oops::oops::shame::rolleyes:
     
  10. Curioser

    Curioser Well-Known Member

    Thank you all for your replies! I guess a general small strainer or a butter strainer are the more likely choices. If it's s butter strainer, is is used to release melted butter to a bowl below or to chill butter by putting it over a bowl of ice?
     
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  11. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Churned butter had a lot of whey, hence the drainer.
     
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  12. Curioser

    Curioser Well-Known Member

    Ah! That explains it, thanks! My pioneer grandmothers would tsk-tsk me!
     
  13. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    You may be thinking of a slop jar, but it would only have one big center hole.
     
  14. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Nope, I’m thinking a big bar top spittoon.
     
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