Fully marked Dehillerin Antique Rondeau. This is a big old antique pan, 11.5 kilos, 25lbs 5.3 ozs. 36cm or 14 1/8th inches across and 19.5 cm high or 7 5/8 inches. It is made from 3.1-3.6mm copper. It was used in a French Restaurant kitchen in the Orne for years and years.
This has been the mainstay of a professional kitchen and it shows. This is the follow on design from the old cauldron or'Chaudron' that was placed over a fire. This is the one pot that shows that you are a serious Chef or cuisinier sérieux.This pan has some issues. It is totally hand made, it has base castellated joints. The outside base is totally flat, two of the interior joints are slightly raised. The handles are fixed securely with three copper rivets. There is an old repair in the middle base. The tin is in fair condition, there is evidence of pooling, it is all there and there is evidence of retinning, more than likely'Chef's retinning' more than once in it's lifetime. This is all solid copper - the handles are cast bronze - real old fashioned quality. This was made in Villedieu le Poeles, a perfectly made Artisan pot.
This is from the middle to late 19th century, given the manufacture. This is a big, heavy mainstay of a professionally run kitchen. It has loads of dinks, marks scratches all add and not detract from the visual impact of the piece. There are scratches on the base and sides, there are some more pronounced scratches on the base, a testament to the amount of quality work this pan has done. It is ready for another lifetime's work.
This is a extremely large, very special, very rare and desirable pot. It weighs 11.5 kilos 25lbs 5.3 ozs.It is 36 cm across 14 1/8 inches and 19.5 cm high 7 5/8 inches Handle to handle it is 43 cm or 17 inches It measures 3.1-3.6mm around the rim. The item "Dehillerin French Antique 3.1-3.6mm Copper 36cm Rondeau Pot Marmite Ragout Faito" is in sale since Wednesday, September 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Metalware\Copper". The seller is "jourjversparis" and is located in Pre en Pail. This item can be shipped worldwide.