Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Pot hook

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel, pierced and etched

  • Museum number:

    M.14-1994

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114a, case WS

Physical description

Pot hook of etched steel, decorated with finely etched inscriptions, animals and figures. The unidentified maker's mark 'FB' is stamped twice at the bottom.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Steel, pierced and etched

Marks and inscriptions

'FB'
Unidentified maker's mark, stamped twice on the bottom.

Descriptive line

Pot hook, pierced steel with finely etched inscriptions, animals and figures, the maker's mark 'FB' stamped twice at the bottom, made in Germany, 17th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hollister-Short , G. J. Discovering wrought iron. Tring : Shire Publications, 1970. 72 p., ill.

Labels and date

POT HOOK
Steel, etched and pierced
Germany; 17th century

The pot hook, called variously 'cotrall', 'jib-crook', 'hanger' and 'tramelle', was a common kitchen tool from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. A precursor of the chimney crane (examples to your right), it was used for suspending pots above the fire. It is decorated with finely etched inscriptions, animals and figures. The unidentified maker's mark FB is stamped twice at the bottom.

Museum No. M.14-1994 [07/1994]

Materials

Steel

Techniques

Etching (corroding); Piercing

Subjects depicted

Animals; Inscriptions; Figures (representations)

Categories

Metalwork; Ironwork; Eating; Household objects; Food vessels & Tableware

Collection

Metalwork Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.