Medieval London

Pipkin

Dublin Core

Title

Pipkin

Subject

Household Items

Description

Pipkins are ceramic items used as saucepans and made an appearance at the end of the thirteenth century. The pipkin consists of a round bowl, with a hollow handle coming off of one side which is angled slightly upwards. Pipkins were an everyday item used for cooking and for storing food; to use it, a person would place the pipkin on top of hot coals in order to heat the contents. It is said that the round shape of the bowl could be representative of a woman's womb, and thus the pipkin could have symbolized fertility and good fortune.

Source




Date

17th century

Contributor

Laura Harold

Rights

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/corporate/legal/

Type

Still Image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Pipkin

Physical Dimensions

DM (rim) 125 mm

Files

Collection

Citation

“Pipkin,” Medieval London, accessed June 24, 2017, http://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/26.
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