An Antique Colonial Era Primitive

Cast & Forged Iron Hearth Utensil

-  Large Ball Shaped Water/ Tea Kettle  -

c.1750

DESCRIPTION 

From a local Lancaster County Pennsylvania estate,

an early Colonial Era Cast & Wrought Iron Hearth Kettle.

The shape is rarely seen, there are few surviving kettles of this age that come onto the market.  This is from the Colonial Era, c.1750.  A footed ball shaped water or tea kettle in three mold casting form having a squat body and gooseneck spout. The mold lines are clearly visible around the body of the kettle.  On the underside of the body there is a long unpolished gate mark.  The lid has a raised upper collar and arched handle with shallow flange, this kettle does not have a tight fitting lid.  The kettle has three short legs, each showing good wear. The goose neck spout is in fine condition with no damage.  The swing handle is hand wrought, hammered iron and was fitted through the cast holders on either side of the kettle, made with little turned up hooks to hold it securely.  This is a very heavy kettle, weighs over 9 lbs.

CONDITION

Good condition.  Untouched, as found.  This has not been cleaned.  There is interior and exterior rust.  No repairs, no damage.  This had plenty of use at the hearth as you can see from the heat pitting, and it still displays handsomely.  

Size:

11" high with the handle fully extended - 9-1/2" high to the top of the lid

12-1/2" across spout to handle  -  9-1/2" wide

Weighs Over 9- lbs.



























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