Can anyone help me identify the copper pots in the pictures? When were they made? How long ago? Who made them? Anticipated quality? Value? Use?
I am an Australian holidaying in France at the moment and we bought this matching set of 5 Copper Pots from a flea market in the mountains for 50 Euro today. I polished the outside with Vinegar and Salt (as per a website I read) and they came up amazing! They appear to be in fantastic condition on the outside.
The thickness of each pot appears to be 2mm to 2.5mm and the pot sizes (diameter) are:
1. 8 Inch (20cm)
2. 7 Inch (18cm)
3. 6.5 Inch (16cm)
4. 5.5 Inch (14cm)
5. 4 3/4 Inch (12cm)
Each of the handles is the same length as the diameter of the pot it is on and appear to be brass but I am not sure?
I have given each of the pots a good scrub inside with hot soapy water as they were very dirty and very green from each of them being stacked inside one another.
Each of the pots appear to be form the same matching set and age.
They all have "Made in France" stamped next to the handles of each of them in the same spot.
Are they tin lined? If so, should I get them re tined?
Is the handle Brass?
Any idea about Age?
Any Idea About Quality?
I think they were a good buy at 50 Euro for all 5 pots (about US$70 or AUD$70)?
Are they ok to cook with?
Many thanks in advance :-)