Vintage French Copper Pot
The lovely vintage copper pot could adorn any kitchen and add a touch of drama as I am sure it has in the past. Julia Child said in Mastering the Art of French Cooking “Copper pots are the most satisfactory of all to cook in, as they hold and spread the heat well,”
A loved copper pot with a very sturdy handle, it has a few knocks and bumps only to be expected for its age. High quality vintage French copper generally has three copper rivets attaching the handles to the pan body as does this pot.
It is not currently suitable for cooking but could be resurfaced. It has a balanced flat base very important for the cook top.
H110mm x W225mm
Circa early 20th century. The experts say when aging copper pots to look at the handle. This pot has a Cast iron handle. In French cookware they appeared in the late 1880s and often to offer a nod to their predecessor Wrought iron added a V-notch to the hanging loop. This pot received a makers stamp TB 21 although I have been unable to find the maker this was often done by high end makers or the restaurants, they sold their wares to.
Another of my great finds in a small village outside of Troyes France on the banks of the river Seine, check out my blog ‘Spotlight on…’ for more details of our trips to Troyes and the very sweet Frenchman who sold us this pot and many other items. Troyes is in the heart of the Aube department in north-central France, approximately 150 km (93 miles) from Paris.
Nov 21 France Troyes For the Cook