Hi! I'm new here but have been a lurker for a while, and I have a question regarding some cookware I'm thinking about buying. We have been looking to purchase some copper cookware for a while now - generally looking at Mauviel. We currently have a mix of Le Creuset and a few pieces of Magnalite Pro, vintage Magnalite aluminum, some restaurant aluminum, and some Calphalon Commercial.
I have been offered a large set of tin-lined copper cookware with brass handles. I have not seen the pieces in person, only photos. The only marks are a set of stamps near the handles, one that says "Crate and Barrel" and one "Made in France." This is a large set for a very good price, but she has no clue when or where it was purchased, it was a gift. It was rarely if ever used and hung on a pot rack as decoration. I checked the C&B website and it appears the only copper they sell now is the Calphalon tri-ply stuff, and googling didn't yield any results other than 1 person selling a very worn 3-piece set of the same tin-lined stuff on ebay.
Does anyone know who may have made this set, and thoughts on what the quality level is? It is perhaps Mauviel or Baumalu? Is it worth purchasing?