A rare original piece from French gourmet chef collection. 8 diameter 1.5mm-2mm thick and heavy copper pan with a brass handle. This piece is from the early editions of Villedieu copper collection that was much more substantial in thickness of copper and therefore is much more valuable as a perfect and even heat conductor that is a must for a gourmet chef. The newer copper pieces are much thinner and lighter yet still being considered an investment with their prices climbing up annually as the choices become more limited.Yet the older vintage pieces are much more coveted as they become harder and harder to find or replace from the French famous copper shops cherished supply. Those cherished treasures are being lovingly stored in special rooms at the back of the company shops in France and shown only to serious collectors upon request. As copper became increasingly expensive the famous French copper sellers like Mauviel and Dehillerin could no longer continue to make the pans of the same thickness of copper to keep the prices within the reach of affordability. The older original pieces became more of the collectors items as they became so hard to find. This pan is one of them.
This quality and the most popular size pan is a must at reputable French gourmet restaurants. My French copper dealer/collector mentor and friend who was collecting copper for over 50 years had a favorite saying: "use your copper - it would make you a better chef". Dont miss the rare chance to own a collectible piece of French gourmet history in such amazingly great condition for its age. I hope it will find a new good home in you kitchen to last another 100+ years of bringing it its warmth and charm.
This treasure find is in great condition. Original tin darkened due to its age but is intact and ready for use. Don't miss out on the rare chance to own this unique piece. Every chef should have at least one of Villedieu copper art pieces in his/her copper collection. Please refer to pictures for details.The item "ANTIQUE FRENCH COPPER GARANTI VILLEDIEU DEHILLERIN MAVIEL PAN" is in sale since Tuesday, November 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Cookware\Other Collectible Cookware". The seller is "jimredo" and is located in Dublin, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, Ukraine, Cayman islands.