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Victorian Copper Wash Pot / Cauldron / Log Bin

S/N:1002

1880s

  • £295.00
  • €328 Euro
  • $359 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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This large copper pot with beautifully bold seams and rivets dates to the late 19th century and would've originally been been a 'wash copper' (aka copper boiler or simply copper) and would've sat over a fire for boiling washing. This style of large pot is often mis-identified as a cauldron, though really it would never have been used for culinary purposes. Regardless of it's original function, this piece now makes for a fantastic log bin or planter (and even has later drainage holes in the base for this purpose).

The copper has been polished to a warm, mid-shine and lacquered to prevent tarnishing, as a result of this is displays wonderfully oozing rustic charm.

The upper edge of the copper has a diameter of 50cm and stands 35cm high.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 35cm (13.78in)
  • W: 50cm (19.69in)
  • D: 50cm (19.69in)

Period: 

1880s

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I’m Louis Walpole. Over a decade of working for and alongside some of the best antique dealers in the country at London’s renowned Portobello Road have helped me to form a detailed understanding of, and appreciation for, a diverse array of antiques. In 2016, after ‘dabbling’ in the trade since childhood I decided to follow my heart and (ignoring a myriad of people advising against it) leave my salaried job to trade full time. Since then I have travelled around England and Western Europe collecting the pieces that particularly interest me. These pieces loosely follow the themes of; automotive, advertising, scientific and industrial. I have a select number of items on display in Atlam on Portobello Road. The shop is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 5pm.

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