GalleryGuest showcase: 22cm Jacquotot gratin
Reader Stephen W. has found a new-to-me Jacquotot stamp on this lovely oval gratin.
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.
These mid-20th century Gaillard pans still have 19th-century craftsmanship.
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”.