19th Century Copper Stock Pot with Lid

2513-581451 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

14H x 17W x 12.5D

Location: Baton Rouge


Add to cart

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 the body, as was the handle on the rather sturdy lid.  Such cooking vessels were lined with tin, which was the preferred metal due to its lack of interaction with food, never leaving that "metallic" taste.  For the same reasons cans were made from tin until the metal became more expensive than modern alternatives.  An exceptional choice for creating a rustic gardening or floral decoration!
Circa 1870s
Measures 14H x 17W x 12.5D