This copper bowl is definitely the largest piece of copper we have had in the store, in nearly 20 years of dealing! We had to literally turn it on its side to get in through our front door. I knew we would have trouble finding a spot for it in the store, and sure enough it caused major shuffling of other pieces. It is presently on the long French farmhouse table, but it is even too wide for this.
I believe the bowl to date to the late 19th century and it is reputedly from the Hobart IXL jam factory situated on Hobart's wharf.
Image from here
You may recall in a previous post my rave about a French copper patisserie bowl from our latest buying trip? I bragged about its size, and how we have not had a bowl as big before. Well, here is that said bowl within our newest jam factory bowl! A little lost perhaps?
I now wonder about the future for this piece, it would be truly wonderful if it could be put to its original purpose of making jam. We may just need to find a bigger spoon!
Alternatively, I can't help but imagine it as a unique feature in a garden. Can anyone else see this?
Until next time,