A very rare and attractive bronze skillet pan, European, likey Flemish or german, c. 1600-1650!
Very large bronze skillet or pan, dating to the late renaissance period in the fine gothic style. A round hollow handle to take a wooden pole. Legs shortened at time of use to make it suitable for a stove, instead of open fire.
The skillet was cast in the same alloy as the bronze medical mortars of the period, a sort of high tim content bronze or bell metal. Lovely authentic old patina, never harshly polished!
Size: 36,4 cm. long incl. the handle / 5,5 cm. tall. It's a heavy item, weighing c. 1,8 kilograms, so expect c. $65-$75 for overseas shipping, c. $40-40 for for EU and UK.
Provenance: The Estate of Carl-johan Hummeltoft (1958-2020), Birkerød, Denmark. Carl-Johan was a vivid collector and among other areas, he held an impressive collection of early European pottery and metal items.