1950's Copper Ladles with Hand Embossed Detail
Two Hand Hammered Copper Ladles with Brass Handles
On the Cottage shelf are 2 artisan made hammered copper spouted ladles from a 1950's kitchen. Keeping in mind the kitchens of the times, the tools used were quite different and always hand made by hands taught specific skills. These 2 ladles were used in different ways. The small one used as a measure and the larger one used as a paraffin melting pot for sealing canning jars. I have often seen them as turkish coffee pots but these don't appear to have a rim suitable for such.
The Small Copper Ladle has a lovely patina with a soft rose gold tint. The embossing has darkened in the crevices of the soft metal highlighting the artwork that has a floral art nouveau style. The piece is unmarked. The ornate brass handle is of a matte finish. The interior is very clean. The vessel is 2 3/4 inches tall and has a 2 1/2 inch diameter base.The handle is 3 1/4 inches long.
The Larger Spouted Copper Pot was used for melting paraffin during canning season to seal the glass mason jars in the days when rings and rubber seals were not an option. The bottom shows signs of heat but is in good condition. The interior is in good shape and was well cared for. The patina has darkened to a deep copper and could be polished to much brighter finish if somewhere preferred. The darkened texture of the artistic accents reveal floral and flour de lis patterns around the graduating vessel. The piece has no discernible hall marks. The base of the copper ladle is a good 4 1/2 inches in diameter. The tank is 5 inches tall with a 3 1/2 inch rim and front spout. The brass handle is 6 1/2 inch long with a matte finish and hammered accents.
Both of these vintage copper pieces are functional and would make lovely decorative elements in a vintage or french country kitchen.
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