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18th century Hand Forged Fireplace Spit Holder 16 1/2 X 10 1/2"

century Hand Forged Fireplace Spit Holder 16 X 10

Skinner Auction: 2744M  8/9/14. Lot: 78. Estimate $2,000-3,000. Sold for: $2,337.  Description:  Wrought Iron Skewer Holder and Skewers, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the lollipop hanger above an elongated diamond, with eight skewers, ht. 7 1/2, wd. 7 in.   Provenance: The Howard Roth Collection.

Skinner Auction: 2744M 8/9/14. Lot: 78. Estimate $2,000-3,000. Sold for: $2,337. Description: Wrought Iron Skewer Holder and Skewers, America, late 18th/early 19th century, the lollipop hanger above an elongated diamond, with eight skewers, ht. 7 1/2, wd. 7 in. Provenance: The Howard Roth Collection.

18th Century chimney crane together with hooks arms and a cooking pot

Century chimney crane together with hooks arms and a cooking pot

Cast iron roasting rack, c 1750. Geared mechanisms mounted above a kitchen fireplace. A loop of rope connected the wooden pulley wheel at the rear of the jack with a similar wheel at the end of a spit on the hearth. An iron weight attached to the rope coiled around the central drum of the jack was cranked to a high position. The descending weight drove the jack's rotation and that of the spit, thus turning the meat in front of the cooking fire. Ensured meat evenly cooked.

Made from cast iron, this roasting jack would have only been afforded by the wealthiest of households in its day. This was leading-edge cooking technology in the mid Century.

18thC Antique Wrought Iron Hearth Trammel, Colonial. Click on the image for more information.

18thC Antique Wrought Iron Hearth Trammel, Colonial. Click on the image for more information.

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