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Lot 32I: Colonial Open Hearth Wrought Iron Hanging Pot or Game Hook 1700s
25 October 2016
Milton, DE, USA
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Description: This is a hanging wrought iron open hearth pot or small game hanging rack from New England, circa 1700s. The wrought iron hook was used in a colonial open-hearth kitchen for hanging pots and cooking small game in the fireplace. The wrought iron hook would have hung from a trammel or crane in the open hearth. The hook has two large wrought iron hooks for holding the pots or game and a small wrought iron hook for hanging. Each wrought iron hook is handmade and slightly different in size. You can see the scorching and pitting on the wrought iron from the open hearth fireplace.
Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate patina.
Dimensions: 11 inches high and 9 inches hook to hook.