Museum Quality American Colonial Period

Rare Early 18th Century Pennsylvania Primitive Antique

Forged Iron Hearth Pie Lifter

Circa 1700 - 1760


Colonial Period America Hand Forged Iron Pie Lifter

A truly rare find, right out of an old Lancaster County collection of early cooking utensils.  A very early handforged blacksmith made iron pie lifter or peel, this dates back to the early Colonial Period in America, circa 1700 - 1760.  A most pleasing form and so practical for cooking at the open hearth fireplaces of the 1700's.  All hand wrought iron work and made in one piece.

The pie lifter has a very wide flat squared end blade with double arches at the beginning of the handle.  The handle was handsomely worked with a fine chamferred edge to both the front and the back of the peel, just beautifully made!  The very tip of the handle has an eye opening for hanging.

Good and heavy, weighs 16 ounces, and very strong and sturdy.  It is as usable today as it was when it was made more than 250 years ago.



13-1/4" overall length -  5-3/8" across the blade 


Excellent Condition

Shows much use at the hearth.

No damage, no breaks in the ironwork.

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