12 pictures for your viewing. ANTIQUE CAST IRON - 2 HANDLES , WIDE FLARED RIM, 3 EVEN FEET. A Whopping 64+ LBS Giant! It actually appears more like a 20 Gallon Size.
This is a very special find! The Baltimore foundry was known for extremely well cast large pieces...Most of which were the Gypsy style cauldrons bearing their name. Many survived for sure, but in fully intact condition makes any such find very special. Note: The casting on this wonderful example of superior workmanship in cast.
Iron is very thick, hence it's weight of 64 Lbs. This will endure for many lifetimes if properly cared for.All Original, exterior caking has been left on, above its belly to retain it's. (As you can see in the pictures).
However, my preference is to leave it just as you see it. Wire brushed only on it's lower belly, under the bottom rib. Only been lightly brushed for surface dirt with a paint brush. Caking has been left intact. Then the whole exterior surface has been painted.The inside has been wire brushed for some surface. It shows some evidence of prior minor pitting in only one. The area with the slight pitting, has been wire brushed to the bare. Since this casting is so thick... Surface has been oiled, and is ready to use.
Or, simply for display, you have a fantastic antique piece of American History. IT IS ALL ORIGINAL, AND IN FANTASTIC CONDITION! Big Bold Handles (see pics), One side exhibits the "Baltimore" Plaque. Other size indicates the Gallons in relief lettering. This beauty sits perfectly flat.On its 3 feet with no wobble. No cracks, no damage, no issues... Just a lot of Rustic Character. MEASURES APP: Overall, it is 21 1/4 Across at widest body bulge. 20" Diameter at Rim (Not Including Handles), by 14 3/4" TALL.
And has an 14 1/4 Inside Depth. 1 1/2" Wide Rim Flare - 1/2" Rim Edge. 18 Inside Opening (Flare To Flare).The opening across the mouth (inner diameter at bottom of flared rim) is 15. WEIGHS: 64+ LBS before boxing. A GREAT FOCAL POINT AS A DECORATOR ITEM IN THE RIGHT SETTING.
SPECIALLY PACKAGED I USE FOAM SHEETS TO STRENGTHEN THE CARTON INSIDE AND FILLER ALL AROUND, AS WELL AS NYLON STRING WRAPPED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE CARTON IF NECESSARY ON LARGER PIECES, (ALL SIDES). The item "ANTIQUE RARE Signed BALTIMORE LARGE CAST IRON 15 GALLON GYPSY KETTLE CAULDRON" is in sale since Sunday, November 19, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Cookware\Cast Iron".
The seller is "wentiques4u" and is located in Hamden, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.