From the American Colonial Period


An Early Pennsylvania Long Handled  

Cast Iron Skillet

- Open Hearth Cooking Utensil -

21-1/4" long

11-1/2" across the pan

4-1/2" high


The counties of Lancaster, Lebanon and Berks here in our area of Pennsylvania produced some of the best early ironware in the 1700's and early 1800's. At that time there were more working forges (furnaces) in this area of PA. than any where in New England.

From a local Lancaster County Pennsylvania estate, here's a very early Cast Iron Skillet. Used at an open hearth, it has three short splayed legs, high sides, a flat bottom and a long handle and was cast in one piece. A good long rough and worn gate mark on the base of the bowl provides clear evidence of it's very early age.

Very heavy this weighs 8-lbs.

This had plenty of use at the hearth for many years as you can see from the heat pitting overall. And there is expected wear to the feet. It still displays handsomely. Untouched, we left it just as found. It's original patina is still in tact. A good and handsome original American Colonial Period cast iron cooking utensil ... perfect for your collection!


21-1/4" long - 11-1/2" across the pan - 4-1/2" high


Overall in Excellent Condition. No breaks in the ironwork.

Shows a fabulous patina of age and use at the hearth

with expected heat pitting and some rust.

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