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Guest showcase: 22cm Jacquotot gratin

Reader Stephen W. has found a new-to-me Jacquotot stamp on this lovely oval gratin.

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32cm 4mm Jules Gaillard saucepan

Was Jules ahead of his time?

Identification

Spanish copper and sidewall seams

Reader Javier O. introduces us to the Spanish coppersmith José Preckler and Sons.

Buying online

DITR: The craziest buy I ever made

Oh how I wish I could show you the original eBay listing.

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Guest post: Fortt & Sons copper jelly mould

Copper jelly moulds represent a field of collecting in their own right, related to but somehow separate from the general batterie.

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DITR: 24cm Miquelard sauté pan

When a seller underestimates the quality of a piece, it can mean that a deal is to be had.

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Guest showcase: 20.5cm Leon Jaeggi bain marie

This pot is both lovely and sturdy, befitting its Swiss-English heritage.

Advice

For serious tarnish, Wright’s is more effective — but also more abrasive — than Bistro.

Cleaning & maintenance

A distress call

Reader Theo had a copper emergency.

Retinning & restoration

Guest post: Removing the layers

I’d been watching this pan on eBay for over a month and what attracted me to it was the stamp — “Specialité Hotelière Journel”.