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Jan 31, 2012 07:44 PM

Help Identifying Copper Cookware Brand

I'm a long-time lurker and have read and learned much about cookware from this board. While I was on vacation in Sweden during the Christmas holidays, I was given a set of second-hand copper cookware (a 12 piece set) with the lacquer still on. I'm so excited as I have always wished for copper cookware - but never thought I would be able to afford it for many years!

Based on what I've read here, I have been able to to identify the set as tin lined copper (there are tiny bead and drop markings along the rims of the frying pans). The edges are flared out, so it's difficult to measure, but calipers seem to show that the copper is 1.5mm thick. All the handles are brass and the rivets are copper (although that is not clear in the 'hallmark' picture). Unfortunately, I can't find any information on the brand. There is no brand name or "Made in ..." marks on the pots.

However, all the pieces have a distinctive stamp of a house or manor - mostly on the base of the handles where they attach to the body of the pieces - I'm attaching a picture so you can see. There were instructions on how to remove the lacquer from the set for use - in Norwegian - but with no brand or maker name on that paper either.

Can anyone help me identify the maker of this cookware? Thanks in advance!

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  1. Hi, copper_pots:

    First, nice score on the pots.

    It is difficult to tell what you have. The photo and the lacquer would indicate that these are of modern manufacture. The only Swedish maker I know of is Mora.

    You might try and see if Vin Calcutt recognizes the mark.

    Good Luck,

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    1. re: kaleokahu

      Thanks, Kaleo! Based on your recommendation, I've started looking at> I'll email Vin Calcutt if I don't find the mark on his site.

    2. So exciting! Congratulations!

      Sorry I'm of no help in identifying them - do let us know what you find out!

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      1. re: olympia

        Thanks, Olympia :) - I'll post back if I learn anything!

        1. re: copper_pots

          Let us know how you like cooking with them too! :)