Teri Rosvall, owner of Copperton Lane Antiques & Collectibles—an Internet company that specializes in antique copper items—notes that ancient peoples also utilized the metal to make cookware.“Copper pots and vessels have been used since the Bronze Age in early Greek and Egyptian civilizations,” she says. According to Rosvall, Americans—including well-known silver- and coppersmith Paul Revere—soon began producing their own wares.For example, look for brass bands near the handle or embellishments on hardware used to attach the handle to the pot.While rare, some pots also may bear signature marks that identify the manufacturers.• Authenticity.Household or kitchen utensils and containers; combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steel-wool; unworked or semi-worked glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes. The name REVERE WARE 1801 is registered as a Trade Mark by the company Revere Copper and Brass Incorporated. REVERE WARE 1801 sells goods and services of ELECTRICALLY HEATED UTENSILS-NAMELY, SKILLETS, COFFEE PERCOLATORS, AND SERVING TRAYS.
This collection ranges from the smaller vessel, measuring 10 inches in diameter and 8 inches high, to the larger one, which is 22 inches in diameter and 14 inches high Copper has been used by mankind for thousands of years, as evidenced by the discoveries of such artifacts as razors, arrows, chisels and knives.For example, some may have looped handles that extend across the pots, which allowed the containers to be hung over the fire in a fireplace, while others bear dark, almost black patinas from years of use and exposure to fire.Today, home-owners enjoy displaying antique copper pots to lend a sense of history and rustic charm to a room, Crowe observes. Some antique copper pots may feature decorative elements that can add to their appeal and worth.In addition to displaying antique copper pots, consider using them to hold firewood, magazines or pillows.California-based Jayne-Young turns old copper vessels into light fixtures and chandeliers.Many copper wares manufactured before the late 1800s to early 1900s were lined with tin and occasionally lead.Unless an antique copper pot has been properly treated to be food-safe, it should not be used for cooking or storing food. In Phoenix, try Qcumberz, Relics Architectural Home & Garden, and Urban Southwest.A bluish or aqua-hued finish most likely was added recently to make the vessel look old. Forgeries often will show signs of being machine-made. While the weight of a pot will vary depending on what metal was added to the copper to increase its durability, even a small antique vessel should weigh at least one pound.• Corrosion and fake repairs.Look for concentric rings in the metal and hammer marks that are uniform. “Check for weak areas, corrosion and holes in the sides and bottoms of the pot,” states Rosvall. federal trademark registration was filed for REVERE WARE 1801.The USPTO has given the REVERE WARE 1801 trademark serial number of 72232349.