Superb 18th century Welsh, tinned copper charger. A magnificent large charger, hand-formed from thick and heavy copper, with a shallow bowl, and rolled back rim. The tinning of the copper would have rendered the vessel food safe – and the charger would have been used for the serving of food- taking center stage on a large oak refectory table, or displayed on Welsh dresser. It is less common to see a charger or plate in tinned copper, as pewter is more the norm, and I imagine that when it was originally made, the tin would have taken on a silver-like appearance. The tin has since accumulated a beautiful, rich patina. The underside is not tinned but just as richly patinated.
Condition: Superb quality and in original antique condition. There is a minor break in rolled rim – this is underneath the tin itself and is actually in the copper- suggesting that as with all tinned copper kitchenware- it too would undergone periodic re-tinning. No restoration.
Size: 17 ½” in diameter.