This stockpot is a huge old piece in great shape.
- Type: Tin-lined stockpot in hammered finish with brass handles fitted with three copper rivets
- French description: Marmite étamé et martelé avec poignées en laiton munies de trois rivets en cuivre
- Dimensions: 38cm diameter by 39cm high (15 inches by 15.2 inches)
- Thickness: 2.5mm at rim
- Weight: 15304g (33.7 lbs)
- Stampings: “E. DEHILLERIN PARIS 18 RUE COQUILLIÈRE” and “LAVIGNE”
- Maker and age estimate: Dehillerin; 1880-1900?
- Source: eBay
This is one of the largest stockpots I have ever seen and I feel really lucky to have it. It was in pretty good shape from the seller; the photo below is from the eBay listing and it shows that this piece has been stored well and protected.
I asked the seller to send the pot directly to Erik Undiks at Rocky Mountain Retinning in Denver, Colorado, and he did magnificent work with such a big unwieldy piece. Erik’s work comes the closest I’ve seen to factory-fresh Mauviel work — look at how the interior just glows.
This pot has lovely martelage — surface hammering — and the “Lavigne” and oval Dehillerin stamp are clear and easy to see.
This particular oval Dehillerin stamp is an early version and indicates that this pot is possibly 19th century.
This pot takes up a lot of space and I have it in a display area rather than in my kitchen’s working space. I have yet to put it to cooking use but I’m looking forward to using it.