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Amazing collector piece. This is a Posnet style round bottomed spider skillet made between 1840-1860 with the lid I found it with. Is this a real posnet lid? Maybe, while most were tin, this fits this pan like a glove. Certainly the lid design is unlike any other I’ve seen. This is as nice a bottom as are likely to find. Stands on three short legs less than 1/2” high. Cooking surface is smoothed and almost glassy to the touch except for where there are casting voids or tool marks. Edges show some flash that was not ground off. Flat upper handle with hanging hole. Bottom gated.
The lid sadly while not perfect is, very pretty and has a unique peg like handle style. Lid has casting flaws and a hairline crack about 1” 3/4 inch long. But I’m not sure you’ll ever see another lid like this. Has a long gate mark.
Marked: “10” on the bottom of the pan.
Cleaned via lye method, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil.
base has no cracks, chips, or wobble when tested on a sheet of glass. Amazing surface except where there are tool marks or casting voids. Lid has some flaws from casting and a crack (mentioned above). A real collector combination.
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