Lot of 3 Antique Pennsylvania Tin Biscuit Cutters Chicken, Heart and Circle
Description: A lot of three antique (circa 1800 or earlier) tin biscuit cutters. The three cutter, which are a great example of Pennsylvania country primitives are of nice large size with a handle on top of each. One cutter is in the shape of a chicken or a rooster, the second is in the shape of a heart, and the third is in the shape of a circle. The cutters are very well made and are solid and definitely with their original soldering. As indicated earlier all three cutters have handles, the first two have a curved handle while the third (the circle) has a squared handle. These cutters are of a nice size and depth. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely from the late 1700's to early 1800's
Origin: They were all acquired at an estate sale in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: Rooster measures ~3 1/2" by ~3" and is ~1" deep, the heart is ~4" by ~3 1/2" and is ~1" deep, the circle is ~2 1/2" in diameter and is ~1 1/4" deep. All three pieces together weigh about 5 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Nice old biscuit cutters with nice and very desirable designs. These old cutters would definitely make a great addition to your cutter, Americana or primitives collection.
Condition: All three cutters are intact with no breaks or repairs. They are all original and have not been re-soldered. They are all soiled, display signs of rust, and have acquired a dark gray patina with age. The cutters are aged to a nice gray patina. they show some minor signs of distortion at the edges especially the circular cutter. In addition, they all have signs of use, stains, and what could be residue from dough on them commensurate with their age and utilitarian function. Please see photos for additional condition information and to appreciate their beauty and quality.