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Early Dovetail Copper Cooking Pot (c.1800s)

Early Dovetail Copper Cooking Pot (c.1800s)

Regular price $159.80 USD
Regular price $188.00 USD Sale price $159.80 USD
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A pot with a past. On the trail, over a campfire or an iron grate, you can be sure this old copper cooking pot has fed its share of hungry people. Though retired from daily use, she's ready to join a family that appreciates history and old-time craftsmanship.

The rustic beauty lies in the irregularity, the marks, the verdigris. As usual, we have not cleaned or polished this old vessel to protect the patina of age and use. 

What is most interesting about this antique pot is the dovetail seam (or cramped seam) on the bottom. This technique was used until around the 1900s when welding became the favored method of construction. Learn more about copper dovetail seams here.

We think this would make a thoughtful gift for the foodie, chef, or collector. 

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Listing Includes

- ONE antique copper cooking pot (as shown)

Item Condition

Good condition with wear consistent with age and use. Scratches, abrasions, dents, corrosion and marks present throughout. The irregular dovetail or cramped seam bottom dates this piece to pre-20th century.  Areas of oxidation and verdigris present. Hefty weight of nearly 4.5 lbs. The number 4 was incised into the forged handle, and the letter W is at the handle joint. (maybe the owner's initial?)

>> Please view pictures carefully as they are part of the description. This is truly a one of a kind, found item. Embracing its vintage beauty, this piece may contain imperfections from years of wear. These imperfections are not considered defective.

Item Details

- Materials: copper, other metals

- Color: copper, brown, verdigris, black

- Dimensions: 

Pot is 9"" D
Handle is 10.5" L
Pot + handle is 19.5" W
Pot is 8.5" H


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