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by caedmon
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
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Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

Does Butler & Green have foundry marks? I've been looking at the Myddfai with a more critical eye. I think it's 17th c., from the Fathers Foundry.

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Well, damn. Now I have to find a new cauldron to pattern off of.
by caedmon
Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 37527

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

Looking through my files, I find that the Belfast museum has several medieval cauldrons, of about 6 to 9 inches diameter at the mouth. Attached is a photo of some of the small skillets and such in the museum of London. Having found a picture of the Mydfai cauldron I don't see why anyone would think...
by caedmon
Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 37527

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

Guthrie, There you go taunting me with Butler & Green. My list is really just stuff I have found online. There's very little rhyme or reason to it. Mostly county museums, antiques dealers, and auction catalogs. I had identified Butler & Green as the main target source, but have been unable t...
by caedmon
Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 37527

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

So yes, the general form is conserved, but there's differences in the legs, general shape and the arms. In general, the older they are the more globular in shape. I can see that. Early examples like the [url=http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/471343?img=0]Cloister's cauldro...
by caedmon
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 37527

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

Brother Ranulf, I am very familiar with the the Dumphries/Futuremuseum pieces, those being the main visual sources for my castings. I do have a wax of the one you linked, but have not made a shell for it. Also you note that it's small. Is there a commonly accepted sizing? At 305 mm diameter it seems...
by caedmon
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 37527

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

I saw one bronze cauldron in use, it reminded me more of a 17th century shape, Hi, I'm a newb, so please excuse any gaffs in forum etiquette. This is the piece in the central hearth? It looked very much like the Myddfai Cauldron to me which has been dated to the 15th c. I agree that it also looks l...

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