An Indian Colonial bellied saucepan and cover with turned wood side handle, the spout with a hinged cover, Hippolitus Poignand, Calcutta, late 18th/early 19th Century - 11¼in. overall, 22.50oz.
See Plate 4
Hippolitus Poignand was born in 1761 and died in 1805. He arrived in India in 1793 and was based in Calcutta although he moved his premises on no fewer than five occasions. On his death the inventry of his stock included the following entry: "Stewpans with shifting handles".