Baking Pan

Oval dish or pan with single-beaded, narrow rim and rounded, flat well; no foot ring. Hanging hole cut in one end of rim. Semicircular mark of "J. Y. WATKINS (arched) / N-Y." struck once on rim face and underside of rim.
Maker is James Y. Watkins (1807-1883) of New York, NY; Watkins was a tinsmith and owner of a wholesale and retail kitchen furnishings warehouse specializing in baking and confectionery wares (he is known, for example, to have retailed wooden cake or pastry boards carved by John Conger and others). Became J. Y. Watkins & Son in 1850 with the addition of his son James Jr.; operated into the early 20th century as a kitchen and restaurant supply business.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1840
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 1 7/16 in x 18 3/8 in x 13 5/8 in; 3.65125 cm x 46.6725 cm x 34.6075 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John Paul Remensnyder
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