A warming pan or bed warmer was a valuable family possession handed down from generation to generation. Most people had warming pans but the wealthy had ornate silver,brass or copper pans. Some pans were richly decorated with an elaborate pattern of perforations incorporated into the design. English warming pans were fully enclosed. Warming pans were put on wooden handles for moving up and down the bed. Handles also enabled it to be hung by the hearth.

Offering a 19th Century pierced warming pan of brass with a turned wooden handle. The top of the pan has a stylized engraving of a bird with flowers. Pierced holes surround the top of the pan. The pan is attached to the turned wooden handle. Top of pan in hinged to bottom with a loop to open the top.

It is in good condition with honest wear.

# DJV 1472


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