Traditional copper Egyptian national dish (ful mudammas) cooking pot (bean pot) with copper fire box burner and lid. Vintage or antique unique Copper home accessories are very versatile. They can complement a range of interior styles, from rustic kitchens to contemporary living rooms! This marvelous metal, also looks great in industrial style spaces.
Some say that the word mudammas was originally Coptic, meaning "buried," and its use here might mean that the beans are buried in the pot. Although there are countless ways of embellishing ful, the basic recipe remains the same. Once the ful is cooked it is salted and eaten plain or accompanied by olive oil, corn oil, butter, samna (clarified butter), buffalo milk, béchamel sauce, basturma (pressed and dried beef fillet seasoned with cumin, garlic, and other spices), fried eggs, tomato sauce, garlic sauce, tahini, fresh lime juice, or other ingredients.
This rare item is hand fabricated from two (2) heavy gauged hammered and heat welded sheets of copper. Its unique design is ancient, efficient, and still used in the modern era. This is heavy and well built. Brass handles are also hand crafted and accent its superb and beautiful construction. Rugged yet aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
Acquired around 1935-1940, from a dealer in Cairo/Egypt by one of our ancestors who served in the Middle East with the 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland.
Pot: 11 inches high; 12 inches diameter handle to handle (28 cm x 30 ½ cm)
Fire box burner: 5 ½ inches (14 cm)
Total high 16 ½ inches (42 cm).
Condition: Very good for age. Signs of traditional usage and age. Shows normal soot mostly at the bottom (amorphous carbon, produced by the incomplete burning of organic matter). The pot displays some minor dents from obvious use, as shown in the photos. But, it is still very solid, functional, and a real conversation piece. Item has not been cleaned or repaired. Item is sold in the same condition as inherited.
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