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Skimmer

Object Number: 
1937.1360
Date: 
1800-1840
Medium: 
Copper, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 26 1/4 x 10 3/8 in. ( 10.2 x 66.7 x 26.4 cm )
Description: 
Sheet copper skimmer with pan perforated with heart, star, circle, and flame shapes; underside decorated with stamped and cut abstract and floral designs; attached with three copper rivets to wrought iron handle with hook terminus.
Gallery Label: 
According to comments made by Donald Fennimore in fall 1997, this object was made from a warming pan lid made in England and adapted in the United States to make a skimmer.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group