Rare Early 18th
Century Pennsylvania Primitive
Forged Iron Hearth Pie
Circa 1700 -
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
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
Shows much use at the
No damage, no breaks in the ironwork.