Handmade copper tea kettle with dovetail joints visible on the back and bottom. Brass arms support the handle, rim the ...
moreHandmade copper tea kettle with dovetail joints visible on the back and bottom. Brass arms support the handle, rim the opening, and the finial is brass. Nineteenth century, possibly as early as 1800. The technique of dovetail joinery was very difficult and done by master metal smiths. You can see one joint area in the photo of the back. Tea kettles like these were among the most expensive and cherished possessions of early families.
Condition - There are dents on the body and the spout has a dent at the opening. The lining is patchy. This is a well-worn, well-used item. There is a small leak under the spout. Probably not good for making tea, but you could use it for a cache pot...or just enjoy its great looks.
Large, beautifully formed classic kettle, with great marks of age. less
13.5ʺW × 10.0ʺD × 13.0ʺH
FairHas lived a "full life" and has a distressed look with noticeable wear
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