Used at an open hearth, here's a fine example of a very small
Early American Colonial Period Cast Iron Bulbous Shape Cooking
Pot with lid circa 1730-1750.
Please look at all of the images carefully, especially the
close-ups. Since this is such a small pot and very dark, the detail in the
photographs is lost when looking at images of the entire pot. The evidence
of it's good early age and of use and wear are best displayed in the closeup
So rare to find one of these little sauce pots with both vertical
and horizontal seams. It was cast upside down in a three piece mold. There's
a good long and rough pouring gate mark on the base. The pot has three short
splayed legs, and has a very round bulbous shaped body typical of the early
to mid 1700's. It has a rounded wrought iron swing handle to hang on a trammel
in an open hearth, or an outdoor campfire.
Very heavy the pot alone weighs 5-lbs.
There is also a handsome and very heavy pot cover that accompanies
this little pot. These early cast iron pot covers are quite rare and desirable,
on their own they are quite valuable. The pot cover alone weighs 1-1/2-lbs.
It has a slight dome shape and a raised edge. The handle is high with a deep
Total weight pot with lid is 6-1/2-lbs.
This had plenty of use at the hearth for many years as you can
see from the heat pitting overall. And there is plenty of expected wear to
the feet, as there should be with a pot more than 250 years old. It still
An American Colonial Period Cast Iron Cooking Pot ...
Perfect for Your Collection!
6" high to pot rim
10-3/4" high with handle fully extended
5-7/8" across the opening
20" in circumference
5-7/8" across pot cover
1-1/2" height of pot lid
Rests flat, no wobble.
Overall in Excellent Condition.
Shows a handsome patina of age and use
at the hearth with expected heat pitting,
and some rust on the exterior and interior.