Historical information

The colander is an extremely useful tool in the kitchen, as it allows food to be fully drained of liquids such as water or oil. Enamelware dates back to 1760 in Germany.


This object is significant as an example of a type of item in common use in the 19th Century and that is still in use today.

Physical description

Mottled blue enamel colander with draining holes in the base and sides. Two thin handles on lip of bowl.

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