Cauldron handle / fixing?

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Hi all, found this item the other day. It’s obviously part of some sort of vessel - I’m assuming as it’s black, it was used for cooking. It’s made of a copper alloy and cast. The rivet appears to be copper as well. A quick calculation of the casting curve shows the opening diameter would have been about 200 - 250mm in diameter I’m thinking it’s off a cauldron. My question is, is it off a cauldron and how old is it?
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I would think post medieval being riveted and added to something, earlier cauldron or vessel would have been cast whole with integral handle part?
But I could be wrong, just a gut feeling because it looks to be not that old

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How about this one for comparison. Check the small pics. for close up of attachment.


https://www.castinstyle.co.uk/product.p ... ooking-pot
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That's a good spot, Val :thumbsup:

My initial thought was cauldron or bucket handle fixing plate too. Not sure of the age, but the decoration could knock it back a few years.
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Steve_JT wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:26 am I would think post medieval being riveted and added to something, earlier cauldron or vessel would have been cast whole with integral handle part?
But I could be wrong, just a gut feeling because it looks to be not that old

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Thanks Steve. I was thinking post medieval as well. :thumbsup:
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A bit further down the page on the link I posted is a product description. A copy of an original 150 year old pot.
Not so old but a classic.
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It just looks too well made to be too old? :thumbsup:
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