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Unusual piece that was clearly made by a smaller foundry. Made c. 1870-1880 (roughly 150 years old) it has a very large, off center 8 on the bottom which was clearly added to the sand of the mold, not the form from which the mold for casting was made. While there are some casting flaws visible on the cooking surface this piece shows great detail and care in it’s casting. Worth using as well as displaying. A great example of smaller foundry work. WIll be a great user. This one has a little history and a lot of character. Bottom shows pitting from use over a wood stove. Inset heat ring. Casting letter that appears to be J is still visible. Sits flat on heat ring.
Marked: Large “8” on underside maybe a tiny “J” as a mold mark as well.
10” 3/8 diameter (excluding handle, measured at top of lip)
Cleaned via lye method, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil.
No cracks, chips, or wobble when tested on a sheet of glass. Decent cooking surface with some flea bite tool marks and casting flaws. Should fill in as it gets some kitchen use.
As always we are happy to take back pieces if you are not 100% satisfied. (Please see return policy)