Unusual Antique Hand Forged Wrought Iron & Brass Ladle Dipper Rat Tail Hooked End
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. This early ladle was hand-crafted by a an early blacksmith showcasing a raised, hammered brass bowl attached to a long, forged flattened handle with four hammered copper rivets and an unusual, flattened shape 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
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Circa: Probably 1800’s, possibly earlier
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: Brass, Black and Copper
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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