French Polished Copper Marmite Pot, Early 20th Century

SKU: 122-2 Category:

$940.00

French Polished Copper Marmite Pot, Early 20th Century

SKU: 122-2 Category:

$940.00

Description

In the late 1800’s, copper cooking vessels were often cut by machine, leading to uniformity and precision. Even after the manufacturing process was streamlined, smiths continued to utilize cramp seams (like dovetails in carpentry) until the early 20th century. The uneven seams on our French polished copper marmite pot indicates that it was constructed by hand at the turn of the century.

Marmite is the French term for a cooking pot that is typically made from metal. They usually have side handles and a large opening fitted with a lid with a thick rolled rim, as seen here. Based on the size of this pot, it most likely served as a predecessor to a modern casserole dish. We recently cleaned the interior and polished the outside, giving it the high sheen seen in photos. Although our copper marmite pot can still be used for cooking, you will often see copper pots displayed on kitchen walls as decorative elements.

CONDITION: Wear commensurate to age and use, with minor oxidation and buildup to outside. Light indentations with visible heat marks at the joinery.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

1900's

Dimensions

H - 8 7/8, W - 18 1/2, D - 9 3/4

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Description

In the late 1800’s, copper cooking vessels were often cut by machine, leading to uniformity and precision. Even after the manufacturing process was streamlined, smiths continued to utilize cramp seams (like dovetails in carpentry) until the early 20th century. The uneven seams on our French polished copper marmite pot indicates that it was constructed by hand at the turn of the century.

Marmite is the French term for a cooking pot that is typically made from metal. They usually have side handles and a large opening fitted with a lid with a thick rolled rim, as seen here. Based on the size of this pot, it most likely served as a predecessor to a modern casserole dish. We recently cleaned the interior and polished the outside, giving it the high sheen seen in photos. Although our copper marmite pot can still be used for cooking, you will often see copper pots displayed on kitchen walls as decorative elements.

CONDITION: Wear commensurate to age and use, with minor oxidation and buildup to outside. Light indentations with visible heat marks at the joinery.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

1900's

Dimensions

H - 8 7/8, W - 18 1/2, D - 9 3/4

REQUEST MORE INFORMATION