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Antique Metalware 18thc Set Of Iron Meat Skewers And Holder. English.


Code: MS 8010


W: 3.8" (9.7 cm)H: 16" (40.6 cm)D: 1.5" (3.8 cm)

A rare set of 18thc English iron meat skewers complete with original holder....these would have been used by the "down-hearth" fire , when cooking meat and would have helped keep the meat together on the spit as it cooked is very unusual to have a complete set of skewers as usually they were discarded or lost over the years of constant use in the large household....for an identical illustration see "Iron and Brass Implements of the English House" by J.Seymour Lindsay , first illustration in the book of a sixteenth century Surrey down-hearth.

English. C1770-80.