18th Century Wrought Iron “Peel” for Cooking

An 18th century wrought iron “peel” for cooking in a large stove. Note the flaring flat handle with a scrolled top. To remove bread or pastries from a hot oven, a cook needs a long handle with flattened ends. Said to be a difficult form for a blacksmith. Heavy.
H. 43.5″, w. 8″. $220.