A Rare Primitive
Cast & Forged Iron Hearth
- with Attached Tilter
An early Hearth Kettle from the late
18th or very early 19th century, c.1780 to 1820.
So very rare to find, an early Open Hearth
Kettle retaining it's original Tilter.
This flat bottom water kettle was made
in a three mold casting form with 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 cast iron lid is domed and
has multiple concentric circles with a tiny mushroom shaped brass finial
at the very top. Good tight fitting lid with flange. 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
The old patina is still intact, it looks
beautiful! A truly handsome and very rare hearth kettle from the late
1700's or very early 1800's. This has not been cleaned. There is interior
and some small amount of exterior rust. This had plenty of use at the
hearth as you can see from the heat pitting, but it still displays
Please Note: This has an
old repair, one tiny round plug on the base that can clearly be seen in our
images. We did test it and the old repair has not held up, water will
slowly seep out of the repair. So, if you want to make practical use
of the kettle you would have to remove the old plug and make a new repair.
The old repair certainly does not detract if your intention is to use
only as a display in your open hearth.
A Truly Rare Item - Open Hearth
Tea Kettle with Tilter !
12-1/4" high to the top of the
8-1/2" high to the top of the
13" across spout to