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This enormous Solid Copper Cauldron is a magnificent piece of Antique French copper.
This enormous vessel which weighs 4.25 kilos or over 9 pounds is made of 2 pieces of solid copper. One piece has been beaten and joined at one side with the classic artisianal technique of 'dove-tailing'. This piece was turned under at the lower edge and a second round piece was dovetailed and beaten to it to form the bottom of this great cauldron. There is a heavy turned lip at the top and the 2 handles are of wrought iron, attached with iron and copper rivets This vessel has a particularly graceful shape...flaring out at the top.
These vessels were made by local artisans all over France in the 19th century and even lowly homes would have likely had a vessel much like this one for, boiling water or perhaps cooking great stews.
This antique caldron is in superb antique condition with very little sign of wear beyond the odd small ding and dent which would be expected and there are certainly no holes or other damage. This cauldron was evidently never lined with tin. I have left this item in the condition I found it...I'll leave the degree of polishing you prefer to the buyer.
As I mention this vessel is heavy and of course the weight above does include the iron handles...but really this is a lot of old copper! This cauldron measures 12 inches high including the handles, 16 3/4 inches in diameter at the top (19 1/4 with the handles) and the base diameter is 12 1/2 inches.
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An exceptional piece of antique French hand wrought copper ....
Our Etsy #0411
Price: ++Now $403.75+++ RESERVED
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Shipping from France for this very heavy item will be $75.00 to anywhere in the world. This will be significantly less than our actual cost. Your parcel will be professionally packed. Shipment will be by French Colissimo International Airmail which includes insurance, a tracking number and delivery on signature for added security.
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