Antique Extinguishing Pot

A Dutch 'doofpot' was a pot to store the not yet burned wood or other fuel. Because the jar was sealed airtight, the burning would soon stop due to lack of oxygen. The remaining residual fuel could be reused. Burning wood in a 'doofpot' becomes for example charcoal. In a medieval Dutch town with wooden houses, the systematic use of the 'doofpot' was very important to prevent fire. Leaving a burning stove or fireplace unattended was very dangerous.
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Classification: ***: Very good condition, limited wear given the age and use. **: Clear signs of wear and possible structural problems including small instabilities. Still well suited for use in an open fireplace. *: Structural instability that hinders function other than decorative. For example, open fireplace tongs with a loose mechanism so that the ends can overlap. A fireback in this classification can still be used in a gas fireplace or as a backsplash. Should you want additional information about the quality or the classification of a specific fireplace accessory, do not hesitate to ask.

Age19th century
Height38.0 cm | 15.0 inches
Width28.0 cm | 11.0 inches
Depth 28.0 cm | 11.0 inches
MaterialsBrass, Copper