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Plate with a reservoir for hot water, England, 1871-1900

The pewter base of this plate reservoir can be filled with hot water in order to keep food warm. Filled up via the screw cap on the side of the plate, this device is also known as an invalid’s plate and could be used in the hospital or home.

Object number:

A626808

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A shallow vessel usually circular and of earthenware or china from which food is eaten or served.

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