A Very Early Pennsylvania


Cast Iron Cooking Pot with Long Handle


An American Colonial

Open Hearth Cooking Utensil


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 c.1720 Cast Iron Cooking Pot. Used at an open hearth, it has three short splayed legs, a deep bowl a good long handle and was cast in one piece.  This one has the added feature of a pouring spout to one side of the lip.  A long and rough gate mark on the base of the bowl provides clear evidence of it's early age.

Very heavy the pot weighs 6-lbs. 5 ounces.

This had plenty of use at the hearth for many years as you can see from the heat pitting overall and the wear along the rim.  Still in excellent condition, no breaks in the metal, no cracks, no repairs.  

Untouched,  we left it just as found.  It's original patina is still in tact, some small amount of rust visible.  A good and handsome original American Colonial Period cast iron cooking utensil ... perfect for your collection!


Pot 15-1/2" long from rim to tip of handle

 7-1/2" across the bowl  -  6" high

Weight:  6-lbs. 5ounces.

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