Culinary Antiques

One of our most popular categories is that of Culinary Antiques, which by their inclusion in your decorating scheme indicates your refined appreciation for the science and history of cuisine. Antique Cooking Implements, utensils, as well as Antique Wine-Serving Accessories and devices are just the beginning of this incredible category. Exploring the realm of Culinary Antiques can lead one into a bewildering array of tangents, each of which is sure to delight the senses in more ways than one!  Inessa Stewart’s Antiques Wholesale Antique Furniture Stores!  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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18th Century French Pewter Pitcher

18th Century French Pewter Pitcher is an elaborately decorated example of fine craftsmanship in everyday items, using techniques that were passed down from generation to generation!  Crafted from pewter, which is 92% tin, a metal valued for its compatibility with culinary items, the design starts with a domed and hinged cap with stylized shell motifs in a...
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19th Century French Directoire Style Rafraichissoir ~...

19th Century French Directoire Style Rafraichissoir ~ Dry Bar is a wonderful example of Belle Epoque ingenuity combined with timeless classical architecture to create a unique piece that once you enjoy for awhile, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it!  Hand-crafted from sumptuous cherry wood, brass and luxuriously veined black marble, the...
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Antique Dutch Hand-Painted Blue & White Pitcher

Antique Dutch Hand-Painted Blue & White Pitcher is a splendid example of rustic earthenware hand-painted in rich cobalt blue with ripe wheat, tailored bordering, and the words Vieux Temps, meaning Old Times.  Such pitchers could be used for any kind of drink, but most commonly for beers and ales, freshly drawn from the tap.Circa early 1900sMeasures...

Antique Hand-Painted Candy ~ Crudite Serving Dish from...

Antique Hand-Painted Candy Serving Dish from Rouen is a vibrantly colored, fancifully styled dish that adds visual delight to any room, regardless of whether one is serving special after-dinner treats or just using it as a decorative accent!  The naturalistic scrollwork of the design features three compartments and an undulating rim complemented by the...

Antique Hand-Painted Candy Serving Dish from Rouen

Antique Hand-Painted Candy Serving Dish from Rouen is a vibrantly colored, fancifully styled dish that adds visual delight to any room, regardless of whether one is serving special after-dinner treats or just using it as a decorative accent!  The naturalistic scrollwork of the design features three flared feet, and an undulating rim complemented by the...

Antique Rustic Breadboard

Antique Rustic Breadboard is a charming example of human ingenuity.  For centuries millennia has enjoyed partaking of bread, which required certain ingredients, procedures and techniques to produce in large quantities.  Wood fired ovens were the preferred baking device for centuries, replaced only recently by more modern ovens, then in the last few...

Antique Rustic Breadboard

Antique Rustic Breadboard is a charming example of human ingenuity.  For centuries millennia has enjoyed partaking of bread, which required certain ingredients, procedures and techniques to produce in large quantities.  Wood fired ovens were the preferred baking device for centuries, replaced only recently by more modern ovens, then in the last few...

Antique Rustic Breadboard

Antique Rustic Breadboard is a charming example of human ingenuity.  For centuries millennia has enjoyed partaking of bread, which required certain ingredients, procedures and techniques to produce in large quantities.  Wood fired ovens were the preferred baking device for centuries, replaced only recently by more modern ovens, then in the last few...

Antique Rustic Breadboard

Antique Rustic Breadboard is a charming example of human ingenuity.  For centuries millennia has enjoyed partaking of bread, which required certain ingredients, procedures and techniques to produce in large quantities.  Wood fired ovens were the preferred baking device for centuries, replaced only recently by more modern ovens, then in the last few...

19th Century Pewter Tankard by C. Dickman of Bruxelles

19th Century Pewter Tankard by C. Dickman of Bruxelles is a beautiful example of the metalsmith's art, rendered in pewter which was by law at least 92% tin.  This maker used an embossed stamp of St. George slaying the dragon as an identifier, and proudly displayed the royal seal indicating his merchandise had been approved by the administration of King...

Pair Mid-Century Woven Brass Round Serving Coasters

Pair Mid-Century Woven Brass Round Serving Coasters are perfect for serving, storing what-nots in the bathroom vanity, or serving as catchalls on the office desk!  Heavy extruded brass mimics the size and shape of traditional caning, but with the longevity of the highly prized allow of copper and zinc.  Excellent quality will ensure your enjoyment for...

Antique Rustic Breadboard

Antique Rustic Breadboard is a charming example of human ingenuity.  For centuries millennia has enjoyed partaking of bread, which required certain ingredients, procedures and techniques to produce in large quantities.  Wood fired ovens were the preferred baking device for centuries, replaced only recently by more modern ovens, then in the last few...

Antique Rustic Breadboard

Antique Rustic Breadboard is a charming example of human ingenuity.  For centuries millennia has enjoyed partaking of bread, which required certain ingredients, procedures and techniques to produce in large quantities.  Wood fired ovens were the preferred baking device for centuries, replaced only recently by more modern ovens, then in the last few...

Antique Rustic Cutting Board

Antique Rustic Cutting Board is a charming example of human ingenuity.  When kitchens had only wooden surfaces, it was smart to use such a contrivance to protect the cabinetry.  Very portable, the board is also easier to clean and store to dry for its next use.  Crafted out of local woods, this example is of old-growth yellow pine, the hardest of the...

Antique Rustic Breadboard

Antique Rustic Breadboard is a charming example of human ingenuity.  For centuries millennia has enjoyed partaking of bread, which required certain ingredients, procedures and techniques to produce in large quantities.  Wood fired ovens were the preferred baking device for centuries, replaced only recently by more modern ovens, then in the last few...

Antique Pink & White 65 pc. China Set by Maastricht ~...

Antique Pink & White 65 pc. China Set by Maastricht ~ Victoria Pattern19th Century Transferware Set dates to 1859 -1890 and features decorative shapes and retains its fine coloration.  This particular pattern is called "Victoria".  Surrounded by gorgeous floral borders, the design features a garden urn filled with flowers and two magical birds on each...
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Antique Rustic Breadboard

Antique Rustic Breadboard is a charming example of human ingenuity.  For centuries millennia has enjoyed partaking of bread, which required certain ingredients, procedures and techniques to produce in large quantities.  Wood fired ovens were the preferred baking device for centuries, replaced only recently by more modern ovens, then in the last few...

Antique Rustic Breadboard

Antique Rustic Breadboard is a charming example of human ingenuity.  For centuries millennia has enjoyed partaking of bread, which required certain ingredients, procedures and techniques to produce in large quantities.  Wood fired ovens were the preferred baking device for centuries, replaced only recently by more modern ovens, then in the last few...

Antique Rustic Breadboard

Antique Rustic Breadboard is a charming example of human ingenuity.  For centuries millennia has enjoyed partaking of bread, which required certain ingredients, procedures and techniques to produce in large quantities.  Wood fired ovens were the preferred baking device for centuries, replaced only recently by more modern ovens, then in the last few...

Antique Rustic Breadboard

Antique Rustic Breadboard is a charming example of human ingenuity.  For centuries millennia has enjoyed partaking of bread, which required certain ingredients, procedures and techniques to produce in large quantities.  Wood fired ovens were the preferred baking device for centuries, replaced only recently by more modern ovens, then in the last few...

19th Century Hand-Painted Earthenware Soup Tureen from...

19th Century Hand-Painted Earthenware Soup Tureen from Rouen is a splendid example of the high level of artisanry for which the region around Rouen, France is so well noted!  This colorful example survives with its original lid, and will make a splendid style statement for your entertaining enjoyment!  A fanciful rooster adorns one side, with fruit and...

19th Century Copper Stock Pot with Lid

19th Century Copper Stock Pot with Lid was completely crafted by hand, and is an example of the Old World philosophy of building things to last!  The copper body was wrapped around and secured with a soldered dovetail joint the entire seam, with another circular dovetail joint to affix the bottom of the pot.  Handles of solid copper were hand-riveted to...

Art Nouveau Silver-Overlaid Cobalt Blue Glass Centerpiece

Art Nouveau Silver-Overlaid Cobalt Blue Glass Centerpiece represents classic elegance in an extraordinary way!  The rich deep blue coloration derived from cobalt permeates the glass allowing one to more fully appreciate the form derived from ancient Greek and Roman architecture.  Around the base and around the top rim silver has been applied, but the most...

French Art Deco Period Cut Glass Dessert Dish with...

French Art Deco Period Cut Glass Dessert Dish with Wrought Iron Handle makes a wonderful decorative accent all on its own, and especially when filled with fresh fruit or tasty sweets!  The decorative grapevine motif wrought iron cradle displays abundant artistry and skill, and works great as a handle.  The fluted glass dish is designed to mimic a...

Vintage Wrought Iron Wine Cradle with Blue & White...

Vintage Wrought Iron Wine Cradle with Blue & White Porcelain Handle is an unusual example of culinary devices that will make the perfect gift for the wine connoisseur in your family!  Meticulously forged from twisted rods that hold the bottle slightly upright via the scrolled stand, it has a chain and hoop that drapes over the neck of the bottle to...

Antique Rustic Breadboard

Antique Rustic Breadboard is a charming example of human ingenuity.  For centuries millennia has enjoyed partaking of bread, which required certain ingredients, procedures and techniques to produce in large quantities.  Wood fired ovens were the preferred baking device for centuries, replaced only recently by more modern ovens, then in the last few...

Antique Rustic Breadboard

Antique Rustic Breadboard is a charming example of human ingenuity.  For centuries millennia has enjoyed partaking of bread, which required certain ingredients, procedures and techniques to produce in large quantities.  Wood fired ovens were the preferred baking device for centuries, replaced only recently by more modern ovens, then in the last few...

Antique Rustic Breadboard

Antique Rustic Breadboard is a charming example of human ingenuity.  For centuries millennia has enjoyed partaking of bread, which required certain ingredients, procedures and techniques to produce in large quantities.  Wood fired ovens were the preferred baking device for centuries, replaced only recently by more modern ovens, then in the last few...

Antique 51 Piece Set of German Transferware by Geschutzt

Antique 51 Piece Set of German Transferware by Geschutzt is an elegant set that features naturalistic colors in a lovely floral pattern perfect for entertaining in style!Circa early 1900sMeasurements & specifics available upon request

Antique Hand-Painted Charger from Rouen

Antique Hand-Painted Charger from Rouen is a classic example of the exquisite works of art for which the region has been known for centuries!  Utilizing multiple colors symbolizing the natural beauty of the region from saffron to forest green to cobalt blue and more, it is adorned with wildflowers and foliates commonly found throughout the picturesque...

Antique Hand-Painted Charger from Rouen

Antique Hand-Painted Charger from Rouen is a classic example of the exquisite works of art for which the region has been known for centuries!  Utilizing multiple colors symbolizing the natural beauty of the region from saffron to forest green to cobalt blue and more, it is adorned with birds, wildflowers and foliates commonly found throughout the...

Set of Three 19th Century Hand-Painted Plates of Huy

Set of Three 19th Century Hand-Painted Plates were painted by Menot, and depict scenes around the quaint hamlet of Huy on the outskirts of Liege.  One shows the State School, another a waterside scene of the church and surrounding structures, and the third a roadside shrine on the road into the village which is a common sight in Western Europe.  Menot has...
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English Carlton Ware 19 Piece Tea Serving Set

English Carlton Ware 19 Piece Tea Serving Set includes everything pictured.  Each piece is meticulously hand-painted to depict ripe pomegranates on the vine in muted earth tones of green and a rich earthy red.  In business for a century, Wiltshaw & Robinson have been making Carlton Ware, producing an wide variety of patterns in both earthenware and...

19th Century English Earthenware Water Dispenser for...

19th Century English Earthenware Water Dispenser for Charcoal Filter is a marvelous example of the "there's nothing really new" axiom!  Altendorf & Wright of Birmingham, England created this counter-top water filtration device long before Brita or Pur or any of those other household names...  The attractive sandstone vessel was cast with an...
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19th Century French Renaissance Revival Ceremonial...

19th Century French Renaissance Revival Ceremonial Wine Goblets, Pitcher & Platter are a stunning collector's set, rendered in astonishing detail in a high-copper content brass that will add a particular significance to any celebration!  Designed for toasting at weddings, anniversaries or important business deals, to name a few, such sets were...
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Antique Grape Harvester's Bin

Antique Grape Harvester's Bin is a charming reminder of the wine industry's traditions.  Larger than the baskets used on the harvester's backs, this bin was placed at the end of the row for them to transfer their pickings and once full, it would be picked up by horse-drawn cart and replaced with another empty bin, until all the grapes were harvested! ...
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Bacchus Silverplate Toasting Goblet by AlpaDur

Bacchus Silverplate Toasting Goblet by AlpaDur depicts a young God of Mirth with goat's legs forming the stem, created with wonderful detail with fully laden grapevines.  Perfect for extra-special occasions!  Made in Spain.Circa mid-1900sMeasures 5H x 4 in diameter

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug was hand-thrown from local clays then given a glaze on top of which cobalt blue was deftly hand-painted to create a stylized naturalistic theme.  Natural corks were used as stoppers, and such vessels were used to contain a wide variety of comestibles.Circa early 1900sMeasures 13H x 8 in diameter

Antique Cast Iron & Brass Balance Scales

Antique Cast Iron & Brass Balance Scales make a great centerpiece on the kitchen island, or the foundation for a flower or fruit arrangement!  Heavy cast iron base has been painted a rich forest green, and features an axle in the middle with a needle pointer, and a known amount of weight was placed into the pan (up to 5 kilograms or 11 pounds), with...

Antique Cast Iron & Brass Balance Scales

Antique Cast Iron & Brass Balance Scales make a great centerpiece on the kitchen island, or the foundation for a flower or fruit arrangement!  Heavy cast iron base features an axle in the middle with a needle pointer, and a known amount of weight was placed into the pan, with the product being sold or measured into the flared-rim pot.  Ubiquitous...

Antique Rustic Dutch Wooden Jug

Antique Rustic Dutch Wooden Jug was fashioned by a cooper using bentwood straps to hold the staves together.  One can imagine it also being used to quaff ale in the local tavern!Circa 1890-1910Measures 9.5H x 7 in diameter

Vintage Etched Glass Serving Dish

Vintage Etched Glass Serving Dish features a lovely foliate spray with garlands on three segments of the serving dish, designed to offer guests three different appetizers or after dinner sweets.  The handle at the center comes in handy, as well.Circa early to mid-1900sMeasures 5H x 8 in diameter

Antique Pressed Glass Crudite Server with Matching...

Antique Pressed Glass Crudite Server with Matching Platter can also be used to serve candy with curved dividers allowing you to put four different items on one plate.  The matching serving platter has handles for ease in use.Circa early 1900sPlatter measures 12W x 10D; server is 9.5 in diameter

19th Century Black Forest Hand Carved Liqueur Stand...

19th Century Black Forest Hand Carved Liqueur Stand with Original Glass was meant to adorn the library or office, even perhaps the living or drawing room, and provide a top-notch touch of spirits usually partaken after a meal.  Hand-scuplted from indigenous oak, it includes serving glasses and a lidded decanter for the enjoyment of your repast.Circa...
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41-Piece 19th Century Vieux-Paris Coffee & Tea Service

41-Piece 19th Century Vieux-Paris Coffee & Tea Service is a stunning collection that will let you entertain in style!  Each piece is carefully crafted from fine porcelain, then hand-painted with the utmost in care and artistry depicting vine and flower petals using rich cobalt blues, lavender,  a touch of saffron yellow and of course gold trim for...
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17th Century Liegoise Chiseled Brass Water Kettle

17th Century Liegoise Chiseled Brass Water Kettle is a truly special artifact, custom-made entirely by hand for an affluent client.  Only the most skilled metalsmiths could craft such a well-balanced kettle from solid brass, then line it with tin inside, and finally chisel and engrave the exterior all around ~ on the lid, even the handle ~ to such a...
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Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug was hand-thrown from local clays then given a glaze on top of which cobalt blue was deftly hand-painted to create a stylized naturalistic theme.  Natural corks were used as stoppers, and such vessels were used to contain a wide variety of comestibles.Circa early 1900sMeasures 13H x 8 in diameter

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug was hand-thrown from local clays then given a glaze on top of which cobalt blue was deftly hand-painted to create a stylized naturalistic theme.  Natural corks were used as stoppers, and such vessels were used to contain a wide variety of comestibles.Circa early 1900sMeasures 13H x 8 in diameter

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug was hand-thrown from local clays then given a glaze on top of which cobalt blue was deftly hand-painted to create a stylized naturalistic theme.  Natural corks were used as stoppers, and such vessels were used to contain a wide variety of comestibles.Circa early 1900sMeasures 12.5H x 8 in diameter

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug was hand-thrown from local clays then given a glaze on top of which cobalt blue was deftly hand-painted to create a stylized naturalistic theme.  Natural corks were used as stoppers, and such vessels were used to contain a wide variety of comestibles.Circa early 1900sMeasures 11.5H x 8.5 in diameter

29-Piece 19th Century Vieux-Paris Coffee & Tea Service

29-Piece 19th Century Vieux-Paris Coffee & Tea Service will provide an elegant and stylish way to entertain your closest friends and relatives!  Each piece is carefully crafted from fine porcelain, then hand-painted with the utmost in care and artistry using cornflower blues, ruby reds, a touch of saffron yellow and of course gold trim for accents. ...
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19th Century Copper & Brass Teapot

19th Century Copper & Brass Teapot was hand-made to last for decade after decade, and built so it could be periodically refurbished and repaired, good for another decade or two each time!  The combination of brass lid knob and swiveling handle contrasts nicely with the copper body, which was hand-dovetailed and soldered for generations of usage!Circa...

19th Century Copper & Wrought Iron Kettle

19th Century Copper & Wrought Iron Kettle

19th Century Brass Tea Kettle

19th Century Brass Tea Kettle is a charming reminder of a bygone era, when vessels such as this were hand-made by metal smiths trained in their skills by their forefathers.  Note the hand-soldered seams and hand-hammered rivets.  An intriguing onion dome shape has been hammered into the handle designed to isolate the user's hands from the hot vessel when...

18th Century Dutch Bronze & Copper Tea Kettle Warmer

18th Century Dutch Bronze & Copper Tea Kettle Warmer is an intriguing artifact, hand-crafted from bronze and copper to provide a cradle for one's teapot in the room in which it is being served.  A few coals would be tossed into the base, the free-standing device would be placed in the room, and a kettle would be kept on top to keep the tea warm. ...

19th Century French Faience 8 piece Hand-Painted Tea...

19th Century French Faience 8 piece Hand-Painted Tea Service represents the remarkably unique and definitively French porcelains produced in the fabled region around Rouen!  Hand-made, each piece is meticulously hand-painted with an intricate design inspired by nature across the entire facade.  Designed as a set, the platter helps protect table tops in...

White Ironstone Soup Tureen and Ladle by Maestricht of...

White Ironstone Soup Tureen and Ladle by Maestricht of Holland is a gracefully elegant way to serve in style!Circa early 1900sMeasures 11H x 12W x 8D

19th Century French Brass & Copper Water Pot

19th Century French Brass & Copper Water Pot was hand hammered and rivited in early 1800's.  Great patina with hand-made details to last for generation .Circa 1840s Measures 16.5H x 16W x 12D

Antique Cranberry Glass Hand-Cut Crystal Decanter

Antique Cranberry Glass Hand-Cut Crystal Decanter is an exquisite example of a master glass artist!  Using the rich ruby-colored crystal to contrast with the clear crystal, the artisan created facets and segments, enhancing the design with incised patterns, diamond grids and florals with an etched finish.  Original stopper only adds more elegance!Circa...

Art Deco Period Cut Glass Gilded Crudite Serving Set

Art Deco Period Cut Glass Gilded Crudite Serving Set recalls the glory years of the "Roaring Twenties", and features a sunburst pattern cut into the bottom of the center of the main platter which is seen when all pieces are fully assembled.  There's five pie-shaped gold rimmed glass inserts for a variety of treats, and a central ramekin for dipping.  The...

Antique Oak Stave Wine Barrel

Antique Oak Stave Wine Barrel is a charming relic that can provide wonderful rustic appeal in today's modern and casual decors!  Hand-crafted by an experienced barrel cooper from solid oak staves steamed and bent to create the classic barrel shape, it was secured with tin-plated iron bands.  The original design was created to allow ease of rolling the...

Antique Oak Stave Wine Barrel

Antique Oak Stave Wine Barrel is a charming relic that can provide wonderful rustic appeal in today's modern and casual decors!  Hand-crafted by an experienced barrel cooper from solid oak staves steamed and bent to create the classic barrel shape, it was secured with tin-plated iron bands.  The original design was created to allow ease of rolling the...

Antique Oak Stave Wine Barrel

Antique Oak Stave Wine Barrel is a charming relic that can provide wonderful rustic appeal in today's modern and casual decors!  Hand-crafted by an experienced barrel cooper from solid oak staves steamed and bent to create the classic barrel shape, it was secured with tin-plated iron bands.  The original design was created to allow ease of rolling the...
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19th Century Brass Jardiniere - Bucket

19th Century Brass Jardiniere - Bucket makes a great centerpiece or jardiniere!  Hand-crafted using time-honored traditional metalsmithing techniques like soldered dovetail joints, it was meant to last for generations.Circa 1880sMeasures 13H x 17 in Diameter

Antique French White Opaline 'Birdbox' Sugar Cellar by...

Antique French White Opaline 'Birdbox' Sugar Cellar by Portieux Vallerysthal is a lovely decorative accessory for your dining enjoyment, and depicts a nesting bird with finely detailed pattern on the entire exterior surface.Circa 1920sMeasures 5H x 4 in diameter

19th Century Copper Coffee Pot

19th Century Copper Coffee Pot with brass handles and lid finial is perfect for adding a rustic or Old World accent for your decorating fun!  Hand-crafted to last for decades, you can see the dovetailed seam underneath the side handle, with the handles riveted by hand onto the pitcher.Circa 1880sMeasures 15.5H x 11.5W x 8.5D

19th Century Copper Egg Poacher

19th Century Copper Egg Poacher was designed to poach a half dozen eggs in a wood-burning oven or open fireplace.  Extended hand-turned handle with wooden grip made it possible to remove the cooked eggs without using a mitt.  The handle has affixed to the poacher with hand-hammered solid copper rivets.  Copper was chosen as the primary metal for its heat...

Antique Wicker-Wrapped Bonbon Wine Bottle with Iron...

Antique Wicker-Wrapped Bonbon Wine Bottle with Iron Cage (2 available, sold EACH) makes a charming accent for your rustic or Country French decor.  Hand-blown wine bottles were excellent for transporting fluids of any kind back in the day, but their fragility posed problems along the route. The wrapping by hand around the bottle with natural wicker solved...

Antique Wicker-Wrapped Bonbon (3 available, sold EACH)

Wicker-Wrapped Bonbon is perfect for adding a wine country decorating touch to your decor!  Hand-blown glass bottles were wrapped in wicker to protect them during transport, and the convenient loops in the wicker make great handles.Sold EACH.Circa early 1900sA measures 15H x 11.5 in diameterB measures 16H x 11 in diameterC measures 15.5H x 12 in diameter

English Mahogany Serving Tray

English Mahogany Serving Tray is the ideal way to serve in style!  Perfect for desserts, cocktails, or hors d'oeuvres, it features two brass & wood handles and a molded rim around the entire perimeter.  A great choice for protecting leather or upholstered ottomans, and attractive enough to leave out to create a more permanent display.Circa latter...

Early 20th Century French White Ironstone Soup Tureen

Early 20th Century French White Ironstone Soup Tureen Circa early 1900s Measures 12H x 12W x 10D

19th Century Hand-Made Copper Pot

19th Century Hand-Made Copper Pot represents centuries of traditions handed down from generation to generation!  Solid copper was formed into the inverted bell shape then dovetail joints were  hand-soldered to create a waterproof seal.  Then handles were fashioned and riveted to the sides.  Lastly, a coating of tin was applied on the interior as tin was...