This is such a "rare" ancient tourtiere with a "high top" lid, (my own term for it) standing on tripod hand forged iron legs secured with two copper rivets each leg. Stunning old piece, this beautifully ancient hand crafted copper piece will definitely be stand out different from the rest. There are brass soldered dovetailed seams to the side of the lid, an ancient form of joining copper together from the 1800s. The tin linings of the pan and lid are both tin lined are dark and both look in good condition for age. (see photos) more sent on request.
It is a real stand out one of a kind copper piece that very rarely comes along to you and is in good condition for its age. Different to most tourtiers that you will normally see, with a raised crown lid and high side walls.
The lid has raised sides to add either hot embers, or cold water to either aid or slow down the cooking process. The lid side walls are high, with a rolled copper top for strength. The lid is raised into a domed shape to allow for tarts, pies, or perhaps quick breads. There is fine dovetailing up through the lid side.
It has small dents and dings and dark marks from over 150 years of faithful service, it has had a busy culinary most likely chateau life and the life history of it can be clearly seen from it has taken but it is still very much usable today. These old copper tourtiere's are becoming increasing difficult to find in good condition especially the ones with its original lid. The lid sits well over the edge of the bottom gratin dish so that in the old days when cooking was mainly done over hot coals the cooling embers could be put onto the top of the tapered dish lid to brown the crust with no risk of anything getting into the dish. Ideal for cooking either savory pies or sweet tarts.There are so many free tourtier recipes out there on line if you google them. What is particularly attractive about this tourtiere is that the lid is formed nice and high which would allow you to cook a pie that is molded quite high in the center. The tourtier pans i see now are usually very badly dented, or have lost their lids or are not tin lined, so this was a very good find to get this one in good condition and very much intact and ready to work. There are just small dents and dings, nothing major. More photos of any specific area on request. Hand hammered copper with deep rolled edges, this tourtiere lid fits well as it should. The surface has a light shimmering from the patterned hammer blows forming the copper into shape during it's hand made construction which gives it a unique and genuine antique quality. Made by an artisan long since gone, but his craftsmanship has long outlasted him and all of us also most likely.
Two long iron handles formed on either side of the pan riveted with copper rivets. One slightly higher than the other.
The lid also has a very long cast iron handle secured with copper rivets. It has rusted very slightly but will buff up with steel/wire wool. It would sit so well in any kitchen style.Inner diameter of the pan at the top- 10 / 25.3cm. Diameter of the pan at the bottom- 7 / 17.7cm. Width of the pan including handles - 13.85 / 35.2. Height of pan inc legs - 3.5 / 8.8cm. Height of pan including the lid handle - 6.5 / 16.5cm. External diameter of the lid - 12 / 30.5cm. Weight - 5.29lbs / 2.4kg.
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