A good quality, 19th century, French copper gipsy kettle. This type of kettle was made to hang over an open fire, hence the folding, steel handle from which it would hang, and the long spout so that you didn’t need to get too close to the fire. They can also, of course, sit on the side of a range cooker. This example is well made, from a heavy gauge of copper, and it has castellated seams round the base and up the side. The lid has a simple, strap form bronze handle and there is a brass tap on the long, copper spout. It dates from c.1860 and it is in very good condition. The tinning, to the interior, is still in very good condition so it could still be used.
Dimensions: Height 29cm. Width 51cm. Diameter 23cm.
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