An Antique Colonial Era
Cast & Forged Iron Hearth
- Large Ball Shaped Water/
Tea Kettle -
From a local Lancaster County Pennsylvania
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
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.
11" high with the handle fully extended
- 9-1/2" high to the top of the lid
12-1/2" across spout to handle -
Weighs Over 9-