Bakewells started production in 1884 and like so many potteries, moved away from making industrial ceramic products -like bricks and pipes- to domestic wares in the early part of the twentieth century. By the early 30s Bakewells was making pudding bowls and nested mixing bowls in multi colours- all to meet the insatiable demand of the new middle class. Bakewells is now very well known and very collectible.
Large mixing bowls like this one, with a pouring lip, are now rare. The size, its incised rings – and the fact that it’s in tact without any chips are in its favour. I think it looks great with these flowers…although not its primary function – it just goes to show how many uses these bowls have.
This mixing bowl is for sale: $AUD85