Stunning, antique, hand beaten, french copper, fireplace cauldron with beautiful ribbon-tied copper hinges and wrought iron handle. Possibly circa 1920's / 30's. The cauldron is in generally very good condition for its age but does show signs of small dents and some small creases to its base.
With surface pitting, tarnishing and abrasion relative to age and use. The item has had some small soldered repairs and the copper appears to be solid but thin on the base.The rim of the cauldron is solid with no splits or cracks. The hinges are fixed with copper rivets. The item has stunning texture, patina and detailing. Would make a stunning addition to any kitchen, but would also make supurb planter, or decorative item, however, with professional restoration and tinning, the item could be used again. Note - this has a curved base and will naturally have movement when sat on flat surfaces. Please see all photographs as they form part of the description. Height with handle - 260mm. This item is made of copper and iron.