Antique Pennsylvania Cast Iron

Colonial Era

Open Hearth Cooking Utensil

-  Early DUTCH OVEN with TRAMMEL RING -

c.1750

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DESCRIPTION

From a local Lancaster County Pennsylvania estate, a 1700's Cast Iron Hanging Dutch Oven.

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 anywhere in New England.  This grand size DUTCH OVEN is a wonderful example of an early Pennsylvania open hearth cooking utensil and this one is truly special having a wrought iron handle with trammel ring.

If you love early iron cooking utensils, you will fall in love with this piece.  When you run your hands over this early dutch oven you can feel that fabulous bumpy surface, a delight to any lover of old pots and kettles.  Unlike the modern day methods where the casting is smooth and flat this has a feel that cannot be duplicated, putting you in touch with all the history of the pioneers of our country, cooking over campfires and in early open hearths.  

A wonderful example of an early Pennsylvania Cast Iron cooking utensil that has survived for well more than 250 years.

This Dutch Oven has a lid with a high raised edge.  Both the lid and the pot have a long gate mark dating this antique DUTCH OVEN back to the mid 1700's.  

Quite a large size, a full 13" across the rim of the pot.  This type of Dutch Oven was able to be used resting upon the three legs on the floor of the hearth with embers from the fire heaped upon the the lid and pushed up alongside the body to help bake foods.  It was also used suspended from the trammel ring at the top of the heavy forged iron bail handle on a crane or trammel over the open fire to cook soups and stews that needed stirring.

With the handle fully extended the overall height of the pot is 17-1/2".  The pot alone is 6" high to the top of the rim. 

This is a very big heavy Dutch Oven, it weighs 23-lbs.

This had plenty of use at the hearth or campfire and it does have it's battle scars. There is an old repair to the lid (a short line starting at the lid edge going in about 3 inchs on either side of the lid), but it obviously continued to be used for many years since there is plenty of heat pitting from the fire that can be seen overall.

Untouched, it's original patina is still in tact.

Size:

17-1/2" high with handle fully extended  - 6" high to top of the pot rim -  13" across

  

CONDITION  

The Dutch Oven shows a fabulous patina of age and use at the hearth with

expected heat pitting and some rust.

Slight line in two places at edge of lid.



































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