Think a copper pot is just a copper pot? Think again…
Pictured above are two copper pots for the Hyde Hall Kitchen restoration. Nice, but what’s so special?
The restoration of the Kitchen complex requires fitting out with the tools that would have been used originally in food preparation. These recent acquisitions illustrate details that set them apart from today’s manufactures.
Did you know dovetails were used in copper pots? You definitely wouldn’t see this in today’s cookware!
Look at the handmade detail used in attaching these handles! These pots were crafted no later than 1840, and probably earlier.
The handles also show maker’s marks and unique shaping.
There’s more to these copper pots than first meets the eye! We can’t wait to see them in our newly restored Kitchen at Hyde Hall (Restoration in Progress – check back for updates as we go along.)