[Sca-cooks] Chafing dishes?
Huette von Ahrens
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Thu Mar 27 18:13:22 PDT 2008
Yes, they are 16th century. Here are some extant pieces from the Museum of London's collection:
They also have a 16th Century German chafing dish, but they don't have a picture of it online.
There is also ceramic chafing dishes at the Ashmolean:
The written part on this page from the Ashmolean appears to indicate that ceramic chafing dishes
started to appear between 1350 and 1450:
There are extant Dutch chafing dishes, but I cannot find photos of them online.
--- Terry Decker <t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> If you take a look at Diego Velasquez's "Old Woman Cooking," the subject is
> preparing eggs in a ceramic chafing dish, although painted in 1618, such
> dishes were probably in use earlier. The Hull City Museums lists a 16th
> Century chafing dish in its collection,
> I haven't encountered references to chafing dishes before the 16th Century,
> but this is not necessarily conclusive. The ones that I have found appear
> to be primarily ceramic heated by a small charcoal braizer. You might do
> well to check houlehold inventories for other examples.
> > Does anyone know if any sort of chafing dish was used in period?
> > If so, can you point me to documentation?
> > Dragon
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