Saturday, February 16, 2013

DOG TROUGH

Copeland & Garrett (1833-1847) Dog Trough

Dog Trough used by a cat!
Center view of the Copeland & Garrett Dog Trough
I usually think of a trough as a feeder for farmyard animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, and goats.  However, the small bowl seen here is known as a dog trough.  It is quite small, 7 inches long by 5.5 inches wide by 3 inches high, so it would have been used for a small dog.  Hopefully, a small dog with good manners, as dogs have been known to be quite rowdy with their food.  This trough or dog bowl was made by Copeland & Garrett (1833-1847) in the British Flowers pattern. 

The middle photo shows the perfect Persian cat, Mykonos,  feeding from the bowl.  If you are going to use an antique piece of pottery as a food bowl for a pet, I suggest giving it to a cat. 

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