18th Century Wrought Iron Peel


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Excellent wrought iron peel, used for removing ashes and bread from the hearth, and for browning meats. These early utilitarian pieces were rarely signed, and this one has a boldly stamped “M.H.” maker’s mark. Black paint remains on on upper handle, which exhibits a nice mellow patina from years of handling. The lower part of the shaft and the blade show a rougher heat-exposed patina, as they should. Hanger bar at top. This big boy weighs slightly over 5.5lbs. A great early signed example.


Date: Second half of the 18th century.


Size: 37 1/2″ long. 10″ wide.


Condition: Age appropriate wear.


Price: $321


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