Rare Benham's Steamer

Rare Benham's Steamer

Code: E18229


W: 20cm (7.9")H: 28cm (11")L: 36.5cm (14.4")Di: 20cm (7.9")


A most unusual, Victorian copper steamer. This piece is English and it dates from c.1860. The base of the pan is marked with the orb and cross symbol which was used by Benhams. The pot bellied saucepan itself is a shape which was commonly used but it is rare to find one with the steamer top. The lid fits both sections so it can be used just as a saucepan or as a steamer. The top section is pierced with holes to allow the steam through. The pan has a steel handle and the steamer section has the typical English form of brass handle. The lid has a flat, copper strap handle which is marked with a number '8'. Both sections are made from a heavy gauge of copper and they have castellated seams. The piece is in excellent and the interior has been fully re-tinned so that it can be used.
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