Description: Large saucepan. The great early French copper handle indicates the pan was originally used for serving or for show. Should be relined to use for cooking. We love antique copper pans and use them exclusively in our home. Copper conducts heat quickly and evenly with no hot spots on the bottom of the pan, allowing for greater control because the pans heat up faster, then cool down faster when taken from the heat. Copper pots are the prize of a chef's kitchen.