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Cooking Pots


During the early medieval period pottery cooking vessels were used. By the 14th century pottery had been replaced by metal - in particular bronze, an alloy of tin and copper. These pots were widely used in the 16th to 18th centuries. The most common shape was a cauldron, with three legs and an angular handle at either side of the neck. These pots were hung from a chain over the fire, or stood directly in the flames. The same design of pot, made from cast iron, was in general use up until 150 years ago.

Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
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DUMFM:1968.105, 1981.179.4
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Dumfries and Galloway Council