A very unusual, 19th century, French copper cooking pan or casserole. This was probably blacksmith made, a one off, as we have never seen such an angular casserole before. It may have been made for a specific purpose and we would be pleased to hear of any suggestions.
It is well made, from a very heavy gauge of copper, and it has castellated seams. There is an additional band of copper, which is riveted on around the rim, and this adds strength and stability to the corners which could otherwise be quite vulnerable. The handles are quite primitive in form, again suggesting it being blacksmith made, and it dates from c.1890. It is in excellent condition and the interior has been re-tinned so that it can be used.
Dimensions: Length (inclusive of handles) 46cm. Width 20cm. Height (inclusive of handle) 28cm.
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