Adore this! This small industrial cruicible I think would be for casting small lead objects or used as a glue smelting pot!
There are two parts – which is unusual as they normally get separated at some point.
The bottom section would have held water I presume to keep the inner pots contents liquid as they sat over the fire.
Made from cast iron, I haven’t cleaned this item as I don’t want to remove any of the stunning patina as the iron has rusted and pitted.
Industrial wabi sabi
11cm wide x 8cm high excluding handles