6 in HIGH x 7.25 in WIDE x 7 in DEEP
(15.24 cm HIGH x 18.41 cm WIDE x 17.78 cm DEEP)
Gift of Joan Pearson Watkins

Pot. Description: Dark brown lead-glazed red earthenware bean pot with handle and lid. a: Brown ceramic jar, small, with finger handle. b: Lid. From the History Information Station: Baked beans were a staple of the early California diet, especially among immigrants from New England. They were usually baked in small pots, and if there were leftovers they were stored in the pot. Often bean pots were used to store other cooked or preserved vegetables, meats, and fruits. Unless pickled or boiled in sugar, most things did not keep well for very long, and the heavy pots helped deter spoilage by keeping foods cool and safe from mice.

Used: kitchen ~ utensil

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