A large, 19th century, French copper egg bowl. This type of untinned, round bottomed bowl, with a folding handle, was used for whisking egg whites. The copper reacts with the egg to give a light, fluffier meringue. This example is well made, from a heavy gauge of copper, and the copper has a planished finish to the interior. The rim is rolled and there is a heavy, brass ring handle attached by a simple copper fitting. It dates from c.1880. There is some pitting to the copper, on the interior of the bowl but otherwise it is in good condition.
Dimensions: Diameter 34.8cm. Depth 20cm.
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