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This piece was rough when it came in, so rough that restoring it was the only option in order to save it. And it appears to be old – as in close to 200 years old. Bottom gated with very fine casting. It appears to read E. T. Clark, but there is enough pitting on the bottom to make what I think is a “k” indistinct and the “2” is hard to read too. If there are other markings I cannot find them. There was an English firm called Edward Thomas Clark from 1827 -to 1836 (when it was renamed T. C. Clark). If this is the case this is one of the very first piece made for wood stoves (as it has a heat ring) which only came into use at about those same dates This has no bail, or bail attachments which again suggests age. Sadly the piece has two hairline cracks and a chip from somewhere in it’s lifespan which detracts quite a bit from it, BUT at this age the fact it is in such good shape and could even be used is pretty amazing. Heck if you added 2 layers of seasoning to this you could probably seal the cracks so well that you could use it normally. Evidence of more than a century of use is seen in tool marks and light pitting and even some casting flaw. That said the interior is remarkably smooth – similar to modern Lodge cookware even at it’s worst spots. I believe this is a flask cast piece, but so finely done that the line can only be noted on the squaring of the interior of the bowl.
Marked: “E. T. Clar(k) N(o. 2)” writing in brackets is to the best of my ability to read. There may be additional markings but if so they are illegible to me.
9” diameter, 3” 1/4 tall
Cleaned via lye method, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil.
No cracks, chips. Good sized wobble when tested on a sheet of glass. Glassy cooking surface.