An Antique Cast Iron

Scottish Tea or Hot Water Kettle

  Carron Iron Works, Falkirk, Scotland - Circa 1840

Bulbous Form - Serpent Spout

2 Gallon Size

$ 280.00

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Purchased from a local Lancaster County Pennsylvania estate, this was part of a major collection of early cast iron hearth utensils.

This is a huge Kettle, it was used at an open hearth to heat water. It originated in Falkirk Scotland in the early 1800's and was made by the Carron Iron Works.

The Carron ironworks opened at Falkirk in 1759.  Using local iron ore and coal the Carron Company quickly developed a reputation for high quality cast iron and by the end of the 18th century Carron was the largest ironworks in Scotland.  Besides making a wide range of cast iron hearth utensils for cooking, the Carron Ironworks produced cannons. The most famous of all their cannons was the "Carronade", a cross between a cannon and a mortar .  It was used to deadly effect by the Royal Navy.  In fact the first gun fired by HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalagar was a ‘carronade’ cast by the Carron Company.

It is very heavy weighs an incredible 12-lbs. and has a fabulous bulbous shape, measures 12" high and 33" in circumference.

It has a high and wide riveted handle.  The dome shaped lid is removable. The spout is serpent shaped.

Impressed with the FALKIRK name on the underside along with the British measurement of 13 Pints, which is approximately equivalent to 2 U.S. Gallons.  Also No.5 on base and lid.

This had plenty of use at the hearth for many years as you can see from the heat pitting overall. 

Untouched,  we left it just as found.  It's original patina is still in tact, some rust visible to the interior and exterior.  

A good and handsome original early 1800's cast iron cooking utensil ... perfect for your collection!


14" high

33" in circumference

8-1/2" across the base

16" across - back to spout



Overall in Excellent Condition.  No breaks in the ironwork.

Rust on interior and exterior


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