Artisanal waffle iron showing floral ornamentations.

Waffle iron

This artisanal waffle iron was used in a hearth, directly over the fire. The inside is decorated with plant and animal motifs and geometric shapes. Today’s industrial waffle irons have simpler patterns.

United Kingdom, England, 18th century
Iron, 16.3 x 85.7 cm
Musée de la civilisation, 68-1566