The exterior features a highly unusual engraved crown coronet over the letter B. This particular crown is the coronet of a Duke, the use of coronets was only permitted for members of the Royal Family or Peers. The kettle belonged to Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch, 7th Duke of Queensbury (b 25th November 1806 d 16th April 1884). The Buccleuch family are an important Scottish family; interestingly they are biggest private landowner in the United Kingdom. This large kettle would have been kept next to a fireplace in the large country kitchen belonging to one of the Dukes large estates.
The kettle has the most fantastic glow and most fabulous natural patina; it was clearly a much used and valued item. Measuring: Width 15.75 inch (40 cm) by height 13 7/8 inch (35 cm). Depth 11 inch (28 cm).
Weight is a HEAVY 7.12 lbs or 3.23 KG. Condition: This antique kettle is structurally sound, but now purely for decoration, it would not be watertight due to seeing daylight through a thin area of the base rim.The kettle has some very old soldered repairs around the spout and to the lid knop and also general wear surface dents as seen in our many images. The item "Antique Massive Copper Kettle From Scottish Estate Duke Of Buccleuch Circa 1870" is in sale since Thursday, April 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Metalware\Copper".
The seller is "thechapterhouse" and is located in Gloucestershire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Ireland, Germany, France.