Cullompton Antiques 

 
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An early bed warming pan with engraved, pierced, and repousse ornamented overhanging lid over pan both in brass. Handle and pan frame is of wrought iron, the latter with with brass turning and finial. Overall length is 40 inches and the lid is 13 inches in diameter. Plentiful evidence of continuous use over many years and associated period repairs but without brittleness and subsequent cracking ('brass disease'). We would date it to the latter part of the 17th century but it could be early 18th and is most probably of English origin. Bed pans of this age are rare and are not to be confused with the copper 'country teashop' variety!

Price £345    €392.09    $461.02

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 17th or possibly early 18th century, warming pan