Antique Cast Iron Primitive
Bulbous Hanging Kettle
GYPSY POT - c.1850
Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
A most interesting large antique cast iron hanging kettle or pot
found in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Quite primitive and handsome in design,
it is marked on the base FE 8. Made in three sections,
the bottom with it's three short splayed legs is joined to the two sides
around the lower circumference of the pot and the joins of the three pieces
of cast iron can clearly be seen. There are two horizontal mold marks
about 1/3rd from the flared top rim and the base. Rounded ears hold the swing
Plenty of signs of use and wear but still in excellent
Good and heavy the pot weighs 10-lbs. - Holds
Size: 9-1/2" high to pot rim - 11-1/2"
across the ear handles - 13" high with handle fully
extended - 10-1/2" across the opening - 32" in
Overall in Excellent Condition.
Rests flat, no wobble.
No breaks, no holes, no leaks.
Shows a handsome patina of age and use
at the hearth with expected heat pitting.