The Tale of a Potentate's Pots

Holly Moore
April 15, 2013

We are enthralled with finds that have a relatable provenance, such as this trove we recently stumbled upon at Watkins Culver Antiques. This marvelous and glowing set of copper pots is a grouping of 26, stamped “G de R,” with some stamped “Laversine” and “Paris, ” as well. What does it mean? Nelta Culver explains, “G de R is Baron Gustave de Rothschild, who occupied the Château de Laversine in the late 19th century. Pots were initialed when they were sent to be re-tinned. Some of the pots also have numbers, used to denote the size of the pan and its use in large kitchens.” We knew that … This marvelous set of copper pots includes rare large casseroles with lids and large saucepans, also an outstanding stockpot with lid. Laurance Anderson of the French antiques shop Made in France popped over to see the collection and swears she has never seen copper pots this incredible. Pricing is $2,100 to $4,500.