Watching the winter weather news coverage reminded me of vintage bed warmers.
This description is taken from Old and Interesting Bed Warmers
"The pig was a Scottish stoneware hot water bottle. Even though children could see its nice little snout, the name pig has no animal origins at all. It's a Scottish/northern English word for a round pot. (The snout - see right - is a handle that stays cool. The other knob is the stopper."
|small copper bed warmer pan with long handle, decorator|
|Full Sized, long handled decorator bed warmer|