Jones Brothers hand made copper sauce pot with steel handle c1880. Stamped Lowther and Jones Bros. Down St. W. Measures 8.5 inches high, 9 inches across the base and 10 inches across the center. The opening at the top is 7.75 inches across and the handle is 12.5 inches long and 17 inches high. Hand made dovetailed base. For a similar American example, please see American Copper & Brass by Henry J. Kauffman, pages 96-97. Jones Bros. was a London ironmonger business, located on Down St. W. in Piccadilly, near Buckingham Palace, that operated between 1832 and 1900. Part of their business was the manufacture of copper cookware and medical sterilizing equipment. One of their copper marks is: “Jones Bros. Down St. W.” stamped in a circle. However, it appears that they also marked their copper cookware with one of the initials of the customer for whom the cookware was being made. I have found examples of their stamps that have both the circle stamp of “Jones Bros. Down St. W.” and a letter stamp below a coronet. A near identical piece can be seen in the opening credits for the hit show Downton Abbey.
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