A Fine and Elegant George III Copper Brandy Warmer
Taking its shape from the 18th century silver brandy warmers, this pan would never have had a lid – instead, a slightly out-curving top lip, with no heavily rolled edge. The original silvering remains to the inside, whilst the handle is long and elegantly turned.
Probably made for the use of a wealthy rural family, who could afford to drink brandy but couldn’t quite afford a solid silver pan.
English, circa 1800.
Provenance – from the collection of a highly regarded Essex metalware collector.