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Remarkable old piece - I wish I could tell you a lot about it. This is a kettle with a actual two part handle cast into the side of it. You don’t see that very often, and when you do the pieces are usually well over 150 years old. Has a blacksmith made hand wrought bail and New England style ears, which show traces of enameling on the interior (of the ears not the kettle) which may have been done to reinforce them or to make the handle movement smoother. Only traces of that remain as its worn away over the past 150 years. Interior of the pot is GORGEOUS with some casting voids and casting roughness being the only interior flaws, leaving it almost glassy to the touch. Should only improve with use. Bottom has some pretty heavy use pitting but detracts nothing from this old piece of history. Pitting does make reading any marks on the bottom very difficult. Based upon the ears, blacksmith made bail, heat ring and handle built in to the side this one slots into the 1830-1860 era, and probably on the early side of that. Note that the blacksmith made bail seems to have lost part of it’s “hook over the years – it can still safely be picked up but I’d use an extra hand for safety if carrying it when full or half full.
Marked: “D 9” - I think, but honestly marks are so hard to read that I could easily be wrong.
10” 1/8 diameter, roughly 5” 3/8 tall.
Cleaned via lye method, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil.
No cracks chips. Sits on it’s gate mark so has a wobble when tested on a sheet of glass. Cooking surface is mostly smooth aside from areas where casting issues and tool marks are but all of those are minor – that should smooth over with use.
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