Great examples of the copper making'golden age' possibly. Super little copper pans made to withstand a busy kitchen for a century most definitely. They are though, a complete history of a busy kitchen in a pair of pans.
A kitchen that relied on heritage and appreciates that all that is glistening isn't necessarily culinary gold. I know all you copper enthusiasts will know what i mean.These little pans are over 100 years old, one made by leon jaeggi of duke street london and a small grand magasin that has a little lid, they both have a smoothness that is impossible to fake, the outsides have a patina that has depth and resonance, the inside has had more than one retinning. One isn't too bad at all, the other is dark and uneven. These pans were used up to only recently, making what it has made over well over a century. Now the old kitchen has gone, replaced and renovated and these little pans have been resigned to a depot vente - until they were rediscovered. These are signature heritage pans.
They have many dents, dings, bruises and signs of wear and use. The patina is not one that can be faked - these are beautiful, old. The grand magasin is 12cm across 4 3/4 inches and is 7.5 cm high or 3 inches and the copper and tin is 1.6mm thick. The leon jaeggi is 21.5cm acorss or 4 7/78 inches and is 9 cm or 3 1/2 cmes deep it is 1.8mm copper, it has a chunky bronze handle. The lid is 12 cm or 4 3/4 inches across the total length is 22cms.
If you would like a couple of copper heritage pans, these may be just for you. This item is made of iron and tin, copper.