Stuart Bass pie birds
Stuart Bass pie birds are highly collectible pie birds produced by British potter Stuart Bass. What are pie birds?
Pie birds, also known as pie funnels, are usually a ceramic, bird-shaped funnel designed to enable steam to escape from a pie while cooking. This prevents the contents of the pie from boiling in the oven.
Traditionally fashioned into a bird shape, they can appear in a multitude of guises.
They feature holes at the bottom and top of the model.
British potter Stuart Bass is one of the leading pie bird producers. Exmoor-based Bass is relatively new to the scene but has already cultivated a large following among collectors.
Bass has produced more than 300 pie bird designs since the mid-1970s, including some controversial Golliwog-style pieces.
How much are Stuart Bass pie birds worth?
The finest examples of Stuart Bass pie birds can achieve around £100 at auction. Average pieces tend to sell for around £30.
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