SOLD! Cast Iron 18th/19th Century Posnets


Posnet: a small pot with a handle and 3 feet. 

I’d never heard the word before, until it was used to describe these three cast iron pots, which prompted me to do some research.  It’s fascinating what one can find.

It seems that the three posnets we have are 19th century, possibly even 18th, which could put them around 200 or more years old.  This is not an area where I have any expertise, but based on my research, the casting gate marks underneath each pot provide evidence that the three are from the late 1700s to late 1800s.  (The casting gate marks are the ridge you can see underneath each of the three posnets, as shown in the photos.)

One has a painting on the side … it’s very cool.  (See photos below.)

 Excellent.  They are all in great shape.

Small Posnet:  The pot on this is 6.5″ in diameter, 4″ deep and 5″ high overall (with the little legs).  With the handle, it’s 11 1/4″ long. 
Two Medium Posnets: The pots are 7 1/2″ in diameter; 4 1/2″ deep and 5 1/2″ high overall. With the handle, it’s 13 1/2″ long.

FIRM Price: 
Small Posnet:  $55.00.
Medium Posnet:  $60.00.
Medium Painted Posnet: $70.00
All three for $150.00.
Plus 5.5% Maine State Sales Tax. 

Unless we’re having a sale, which would be listed here, our prices are firm.  

Location & Purchasing: The posnets will be located in our display case (#27) at Cabot Mill Antiques, Fort Andross, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick ME beginning Saturday morning, February 13.  (Until then, they’ll be at my office in Lewiston.) You can purchase directly through Cabot Mill Antiques by visiting that beautiful shop, 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (7:00 pm on Fridays).

Alternatively, if you don’t mind waiting a bit:

Shipping & Delivery: Because this item will be on display 20 miles from us, I may not even know for several days (usually over a weekend) whether or not an item is still available, but if it is, I can bring it back to Lewiston for you the next time I’m in Brunswick updating our display. At that point, you’d be able to take advantage of local pick up at my office (by appointment only), or I can get it delivered to you per the next paragraph.

Free local pickup at my office in Lewiston (by appointment).  We can deliver within Lewiston-Auburn for a $10.00 delivery fee, or Gray/Portland (along the 202 Route, or just off it) early Wednesday mornings for the same $10.00.  Shipping is $50.00 for all three.

For other options, please review our most recent blog on Possible Delivery Options in the Next Week (use the search feature), or our Shipping & Delivery page at

Buying Details:  We are very low tech.  Payment can be made via PayPal, good check (please allow 1 week to clear if not known to us) or cash. 


Or you can email Linda at to arrange purchase, or for a somewhat faster response, text 207-740-2247.  Thanks!

All sales after expenses help support The Grief Warrior Project.

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