-  Large Ornate Gridiron Broiler -

A Rare Antique Pennsylvania Forged Iron

Primitive Hearth Cooking Tool

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American Colonial Era Circa 1720

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DESCRIPTION

The Largest Fanciest and Earliest Gridiron Hearth Broiler that we have ever offered.

From a local collection in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

It is Blacksmith made hand-wrought iron work and a real beauty.

A full  29-1/2" long and 14-1/4" across the grid.

You can still find many antique blacksmith made gridirons ... but most that you come across are from the mid to late 1800's. The basic form did not change very much, and the need for these cooking utensils remained in rural America well into the late 19th century since many folks still used the hearth for cooking.

However, true early Open Hearth Broilers are rare to find.  A close inspection of Colonial Era Broilers will show the evidence of considerable years of use at the hearth, and early construction methods not seen on later gridiron broilers.

If you're a collector or a dealer that prefers the very early iron utensils then here's a real beauty for you.

Here's one of the best American Colonial Era Gridirons that we have ever come across in our 40 + years of selling.  A truly rare item.

A superior and handsome handwrought iron hearth cooking tool made approximately 300 years ago.

Fashioned by a most skilled blacksmith.  This fancy yet completly functional broiler is truly amazing.  It's seen hundreds of years of use, yet is still in excellent condition.  The very top of the broiler has a fine curled top hook for hanging when not in use.  Below the hook there is a wide elaborate offset hammered handle. The base of the handle was then split into 11 individual 'bars' forming first a double scroll decoration to either side of the handle.  The iron was then split into 7 grids to form the working part of the broiler.  The individual grids measure 14-1/2" in length and approx. 3/8" wide.  Along the sides of each of the grid bars the backsmith split the iron to form fancy scrolls and heart shapes.  The broiler has penny feet at the front and a third leg on the underside of the handle that allows the broiler to stand perfectly evenly with no wobble.  It is still sturdy and strong with no loss of scroll work and nothing loose or damaged.

An amazing and beautiful antique Early American 1700's hearth cooking utensil, one that you will delight in owning.

Please, take the time to view all of our images.  

We have provided good detailed pictures so you can clearly see the design and age of this very early American Colonial Gridiron ... a Rare Beauty!

Weight is 6-1/2 lbs.  

Size:

A full  29-1/2" long and 14-1/4" across the grid.

16-3/4" across the penny feet at the front -  13-1/2" across at the top of the grid near the handle 

2" high to top of grid  -  3-1/2" high to top of the handle

  

CONDITION  

This has been well cared for in a good collection of Early American Hearth Cooking Tools.

It is in Excellent Condition ...  No weakness to the metal, no breaks or splits.  

The iron work shows a fabulous patina of age and use at the hearth

with expected heat pitting.

 

































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