Irons & Steamers

Antique Oriental Pan Iron Chinese Brass Hand Iron

Antique Oriental Pan Iron Chinese Brass Hand Iron
Antique Oriental Pan Iron Chinese Brass Hand Iron
Antique Oriental Pan Iron Chinese Brass Hand Iron
Antique Oriental Pan Iron Chinese Brass Hand Iron
Antique Oriental Pan Iron Chinese Brass Hand Iron
Antique Oriental Pan Iron Chinese Brass Hand Iron
Antique Oriental Pan Iron Chinese Brass Hand Iron
Antique Oriental Pan Iron Chinese Brass Hand Iron
Antique Oriental Pan Iron Chinese Brass Hand Iron
Antique Oriental Pan Iron Chinese Brass Hand Iron

Antique Oriental Pan Iron Chinese Brass Hand Iron
This is a type of antique "pan iron", used to smooth silks and other delicate materials. This particular one was filled with charcoal or hot sand.

The iron was then turned in a circular motion, steaming the fabric. These were brought over during the mid to late 1800's with designs that were unique to a region.

Sadly, i don't know what region this is from based on the design. Measuring 6.5" long, 3.5" x 2, the condition is exactly as i found the item- keep in mind it was filled with a hot item, creating a dark look inside the bowl. See photos for more details.
Antique Oriental Pan Iron Chinese Brass Hand Iron