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Old 08-29-2005, 10:54 PM   #1
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Question Trying to identify a weird vented stoneware pot

We have happened upon, not one but two unusual stoneware pots that we can not identify and it really is driving us crazy.

They are both hand thrown, and appear to look like casserole pots, except that the center of each pot has a raised column which turns into a large vent before it hits the lid.

Does anyone have any idea of what they are called or what they are used for?

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Old 08-29-2005, 11:11 PM   #2
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Is this what you are looking for? If so, it's a tagine, a Moroccan clay cooking pot.
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Old 08-29-2005, 11:21 PM   #3
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We have a tagine and it is not like that. More like a regular casserole pot, with a regular lid, but the pot itself has a cylinder in the center which is open to the outside on the bottom and to the inside on the top.

Maybe I am not explaining it very well.
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So it's more like a tube or bundt pan with a lid?
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Yes! More like a bundt pan with a lid, but without the round shaped bottom of a bunt pan, more like a regular round casserole dish with the bundt center.

Never seen anything like it until we found the second one...
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Old 08-30-2005, 09:54 PM   #6
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Man, I am stumped. I searched Google and ASK images with no luck.

If you find out what it is, please post your findings.
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spice, can you show us a photo of the "mystery-ware"?
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