Unusual Antique Hand Forged Wrought Iron & Brass Ladle Dipper Rat Tail Hooked End

Hand Forged Wrought Iron & Brass Ladle Dipper Rat Tail Hanger

Sale price $85.00 Regular price $96.50

Description:  During the Colonial times and later, often many American homes were known to prepare meals over a wood fire. Early utensils similar to this one were used for a variety of purposes and hung above the hearth, on a timber when not in use. Measuring just under 19 inches long, this ladle is a unique one, hand-crafted by a an early blacksmith. The raised, hammered brass bowl is attached to a long, forged flattened handle with four hammered copper rivets and an unusual, hand-crafted flattened iron strap. 


  • Brass Hammered Bowl with Rolled and Slightly Flattened Hammered Rim
  • Hand-Forged Wrought Iron Flattened Handle with Rat Tail Hooked End
  • Four Copper Rivets Attached Bowl To Iron Handle and Unusual Flattened Strap

Note:  Refer to "Condition" for additional information

Circa: 19th Century

Length: 18 ¾” (overall)
Length: 14 ¼” (handle only)
Cup Diameter: 5”

Product Weight: 11 ounces

Markings: No visible markings

Material: Brass (bowl), Wrought Iron (handle) and Copper (rivets)

Color: Gold-Brass, Black and Copper

Style:  Colonial

Maker:  Unknown. No visible makers' marks.

Origin:  United States

Condition: Previously owned - used. Condition is consistent with age and normal use. All original with no breaks or repairs. 

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