Rare American Colonial
Early Cooking Utensil -
An Exquisite Salamander nearly
300 years old!
From an important fine collection of
Pennsylvania German primitive cooking tools. A truly rare find. This
salamander was used as an illustration in George Neumann's book 'Early American
Antique Country Furnishings' and can be seen on page 206, item #901. Not
just one that looks similar to the one illustrated, or near identical, but
the exact item shown in the illustration of this book.
been fortunate in acquirng several other rare early Colonial American items
from this same collection that were also used in illustrating this book,
they will be listed for sale here on our website
Very early, hand forged blacksmith
made salamanders dating back to the Early American Colonial Period are incredibly
rare to find.
This one is truly of museum quality,
a rare and unusual design, from circa 1730.
This was used in Colonial America at
an open hearth fireplace. Salamanders were used to brown meat and pastry.
The blade end was heated to red hot and then pressed against the sides of
the food. These were also used as turners or spatulas, good and heavy
and strong. The long handle enabled the cook to keep well away from
the intense heat and flame of the fire. It is in excellent condition
with a fine original patina.
This is the most beautiful salamander
that we have ever offered. Our images just can't do this justice.
Needs to be in your own hands to appreciate the skill and craftsmanship
that the blacksmith used in creating this masterpiece. Beautiful tooling
along the handle and well shaped blade. Far more than a simple serviceable
cooking tool from the Colonial Era in America, this is an extraordinary and
quite special piece.
Formed from just one single piece of
hand wrought iron, the blade is large and wide with a straight edge at the
very front. Slightly bowled and rounded at the sides the blade has
a fine double notched design on either side of the handle. The long
handle is both squared and rounded with deeply incised tooled decorations.
Wonderful to hold in your hand, with great weight and still well balanced.
The handle ends in a large mushroom cap for hanging.
Just a gorgeous near 300 year old hand
forged cooking tool, with the added benefit of being illustrated in one of
the 'bibles' of early Americana.
Size: 15" long - The blade measures
4-1/4" across and 3-1/2" long. Very heavy, this salamander weigh 1-lb
An exceptional salamander of an impressive
Well designed and decorated, and completly
strong and sturdy.
In excellent condition retaining a
This is as usable today as it was nearly
300 years ago!