Kettle and stand

Turnip-shaped, tilting kettle featuring a fixed handle with black-painted, reverse-baluster grip, gooseneck spout and circular cover topped by a rosette; pairs of prongs at sides fit onto two, cast, T-shaped holders riveted to S curve, scroll- and strapwork supports mounted to a flared circular stand with raised lobes around an integral spirit burner with friction-fit cover and wick at center. Body perforated at spout. Brown finish on kettle and stand. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
stand, kettle
kettle, tilting
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
metal, white (knop material)
wood (grip material)
paint (overall material)
cotton (wick material)
overall: 12 3/4 in x 11 1/2 in x 10 3/4 in; 32.385 cm x 29.21 cm x 27.305 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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