Antique Warming Pan

English 17th Century brass or latten bed warming pan with finely turned iron handle and original hanging loop.
Superb original example, these pans were used by servants to deftly move the pan switly across the sheets prior to the owners' retiring to bed. The pan was never left in the bed.
Refer to A in the accompanied photocopied example in the V & A.
Diameter of pan 32cms
Length 104cms
Circa 1670