Stuart Bass pie birds

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2015-06-26 10:50:44

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.

Stuart Bass

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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