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Skillet

Date:
18th–19th century
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
Accession Number:
10.125.599w
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 709
High tripod legs raised this skillet above the ashes and coals of the hearth. In addition to the central fire, cooks set aside piles of hot coals and placed tripod-supported vessels over them. This allowed multiple dishes to be cooked simultaneously and at varying temperatures.
H. Eugene Bolles, Boston, until 1909; [Mrs. Russell Sage, New York, 1909]
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