Monday, 27 January 2014
"Bright Copper Kettles.." "These Are A Few (Couple Actually) Of My Favourite Smallholding Things."
An antique dealer told me it was a iron monger salesman's sample kettle. Instead of taking a large kettle up to 'big house' (pulling forelock..). He would just carry a little sample kettle. Somebody else told me it was made just for 'one' cup.
"A nice cup of tea."
Somebody else said it's an apprentice piece. An apprentice Copper Smith would have to make a miniature kettle to become a Coppersmith. Dunno? But it will get passed down to the kids. Hope they don't sell them and my vintage tractors. I recently made a will. It was very sobering and made me think of our mortality here on Earth. We are only passing through. Just tenants for the next generations.
Do you have any copper kettles or heirlooms? Do you think it was an apprentice piece?