Category: Skillets/Posnets

Key Reference:
Butler, R. & Green, C., 2003. English Bronze Cooking Vessels & their Founders 1350 -1830. R & V Butler.
Deeley, R., 2011. The Cauldron, the Spit and the Fire. Gold Cockerel Books.
Lindsay, J. Seymour., 1970. Iron and Brass Implements of The English House. Alec Tiranti Publ. (revised reprint of 1927 edn publ. Medici Society).
Tyler, J., 2013. Early American Cast Iron Holloware 1645 – 1900: pots, kettles, teakettles & skillets. Schiffer Publ.
Chinnery, V., 2016. Names for things. Oblong. p. 227

Thomas Sturton Skillet

Material: Leaded bronze. Dimensions: Height: 7 ¾” (19.8cm), Rim diameter: 7 ½” (19cm), Bowl depth: 3 ½” (9.2cm), Capacity: 3 ¼ pts, Handle: 9 ¼” (23.5cm). Place of Origin: South Petherton, Somerset, England. Date:...

Thomas Palmar Skillet

Material: Leaded bronze Dimensions: Height: 12.3cm / 4 ⅞in, Rim diameter: 15.7cm / 6 ⅛in, Handle length 16.9cm / 6 ⅝in Place of Origin: Probably Canterbury, England Date: Circa 1650 Maker or Retailer: Thomas...

Thomas Hatch Posnet

Material: Leaded bronze Dimensions: Height: 17.7cm / 7in, Rim diameter: 19cm / 7 ½in, Handle length: 23.3cm / 9 ¼in Place of Origin: Broomfield, Kent, England Date: Circa 1590 Maker or Retailer: Thomas Hatch...

Bronze Posnet

Material: Leaded bronze Dimensions: Bowl diameter: 13.5cm / 5 ¼in, Overall length: 30cm / 11 ¾in, Capacity: 3 pints / 1.7 litres Place of Origin: Possibly Scotland or Northern England Date: Probably 13th – 15th century Maker or...

Irish Skillet

Material: Copper alloy Dimensions: Diameter of bowl: 20cm / 7 ⅞in Place of Origin: Dublin, Ireland Date: Late 18th century Maker or Retailer: Probably William Hodges Present Location: Private collection Explanation: This three-pint Irish skillet bears the maker’s initials WH....

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