An enormous copper roasting pan produced by Gaillard (Paris) with rolled edges and folding brass handles fixed with four rivets. Given the dimensions and the maker’s mark of the noted French supplier of hotel and restaurant equipment, it is likely that this was manufactured for professional use. Polished, but not retinned, the roaster presents some small signs of wear commensurate with age and use.
Far too large for modern ovens, this beautiful piece could be easily reused for display. Filled with ice, it could hold quite a few bottles or a magnificent array of shellfish.
The Gaillard trademark evolved over time. The arched style on this pan is traceable to the early 1900s.
Height 12 cm – Length 83 cm – Width 57 cm – Weight 18,690 kg