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This is a exceptional example of one of the staples of an upscale Victorian home – a tilting kettle on stand. This is silverplate (most of this type of pitcher is plated, not sterling) … and was made by Rogers Smith, a company formed in 1857 by William Rogers and George Smith to manufacture silverplate. It was originally located in Hartford, but moved to Meriden in 1876 and was absorbed by International Silver in 1898 so we can date this piece, based on its maker’s mark (shown in the 3rd photo), to c1876-1898. Note that on the photo of the mark you will see a manufacturing hole – which is probably a venting hole. The pitcher was made in multiple layers and there is an inner layer to insulate it (so no liquid runs out this hole!). This insulation layer indicates this was probably originally made to be an ice water pitcher (multiple layers would prevent the outside from 'sweating'). The Rogers Smith company owned numerous patents for silverplated goods … especially pitchers and one of their specialties was ice water pitchers.

This fine Victorian piece has a magnificent pitcher with a beautiful decorative stand that it hangs from while tilting. The base of the stand has a built in cup holder and drip tray. The pitcher pours precisely into the cup. The cup is original to the stand (these are rarely found with their original cups). This would make an elegant addition to any home and would be a fine gift as well. It is really one of the finest Victorian tilting kettles on stand that we've ever seen.

Condition: Good condition. It has a beautiful rich unpolished patina. Only the most minor signs of age. No plate wear. The cup is original to the set. It is unpolished and would definitely benefit from a good polishing.

AGE: 1876-1898

DIMENSIONS: The kettle measures 10” x 7” x 12” high. The stand measures 9” x 11” x 20” high.

WHERE IS IT FROM? This wonderful item comes to us from one of the greatest estate sales we've ever been to. It was the home of a 91 year old woman and her 70 year old daughter -- both were inveterate collectors ... bordering on the obsessive! The home was packed with treasures. We spent days sorting through it all and are happy to present you with the fantastic finds from this great estate.

FREE SHIPPING: This item will be shipped free to anywhere in the continental US. We do ship worldwide so please inquire about shipping rates elsewhere.

Our inventory number) S315TV001P411085EL1211

Antique Victorian SILVER Plated Tilting KETTLE on STAND. All Original. Free Shipping.

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: silver, plate, silverplate, silverplated, plated
  • Feedback: 81 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from New York, United States.
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