Bird pots have been used since the 16th century, and this modern version is made from terracotta in the traditional way.
Cool in summer and warm in winter, the pots provide excellent nesting boxes or shelters for wrens, blue tits and other small birds.
With a 32mm entrance hole and integral handle for hanging.
There’s quite a bit of history surrounding these little pots - upon their discovery in 1926, Amsterdam archeologists were flummoxed as to what this strange shaped vessel was designed for.
All was revealed in 1940, when a plaque relief was uncovered depicting a jug of a similar shape hung on a wall, reading “In the starling pot” evidently showing the jug was a nesting place for small birds.
It transpires that these little pots were rather popular in sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as they are featured in paintings from renowned artists from this period, and even literature from this time contains references to the starling pot.
Hang in a quiet sheltered spot.
Easy to clean through the back
Packaged in brown giftbox
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