Large redware 18th century Philadelphia pipkin on legs, used for hearth cooking.
Glazed on interior and lid only, in a very dark brown glaze.
Capacity is 7 cups (just a little over 1 1/2 quarts.)
Pipkins should be used either near the fire or else with coals under them. They are not meant to be used over direct flame; any lick of flame may crack them.
Archaeological evidence suggests that many pipkins were sold both with and without lids -- lid being optional.
This is a new piece of pottery made in the old style, not an antique.