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18th Century Cast Brass Skimmer

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An English cast brass skimmer with which "cooks take away all the filth and scume from off a boiling pott the liquor runing throw the holes, and the dreggs remaineing on the scummer".

This example has been cast with the unusual feature of a hook to hang by rather than the more usual hole.

Made similar throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, this example thought to date to around 1750.

20.75 in x 5.75 in dia


Item Code: 5009

£ 295

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