IdentificationSpanish copper and sidewall seams
Reader Javier O. introduces us to the Spanish coppersmith José Preckler and Sons.
Buying onlineDITR: The craziest buy I ever made
Oh how I wish I could show you the original eBay listing.
GalleryGuest 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.
GalleryDITR: 24cm Miquelard sauté pan
When a seller underestimates the quality of a piece, it can mean that a deal is to be had.
HistoryHow it was made: High-top daubière
As John Fuller Jr. says, “The cover is a difficult piece of work.”
This newly restored pot is so beautifully proportioned that it doesn’t quite come across in photos just how enormous it actually is.
Stuff I useStuff I use: Wright’s copper cleaner
For serious tarnish, Wright’s is more effective — but also more abrasive — than Bistro.
Cleaning & maintenanceA distress call
Reader Theo had a copper emergency.
Retinning & restorationGuest 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”.