A true American rarity in American redware.Actually I have never seen one other than in reference books. Found in Conn. probably made near by. Redware pottery covered with a clear glaze making it a attractive color as shown often these were only glazed in the interior. If you collect redware I doubt you will find a example as nice as this if you can find one at all. The hollow handle was to allow for a wooden handle could be inserted inside for manipulating or moving the pot from the hearth.This could easily be an 18th century piece. Pipkin: a small earthenware vessel. This form date back to medieval times (1200-1400)sometimes with 3 legs as seen on cast iron from the early period. About 5" high x 9/2" wide at the handle.Some very minor chipping but no cracks.A rare survivor for sure.Enquire!