Learn about Kettles on Stand

Unlike the utilitarian copper kettles found in the kitchen, these fancy kettles were an indispensable accessory for the formal tea party, held in the parlour or sitting room. Also known as spirit kettles, they were popular during the whole of the 18th and 19th centuries, and were originally used for replenishing the teapot. They were sometimes one of the components of a tea set, but most examples appearing on the market in Australia are singles. Most stands had four legs, with the burner situated at mid height between the four legs, allowing the presence or otherwise of a flame to be seen. Some kettles were attached to the stand with a chain, secured by a removable locking pin. The burners were removable from the frame for cleaning purposes
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A German silver hot water kettle, stand and burner by Hossauer, Berlin, circa 1900. 36 cm high, 1,850 grams

A Victorian hinged sterling silver spirit kettle, 1885 Sheffield, with maker's mark Wg/Jl for Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co, in the George III manner with a serpentine handle above a flat top with a small dome with finial, the gently bulbous body bearing

A rare George III silver spirit kettle on stand, plain tapered oval form, the mildly concave oval fitted lid with ivory finial, the overhead handle with cane binding, some distress, the four-way concave platform stand with shaped legs and lug supports, ori

English hallmarked sterling silver Victorian kettle on burner stand having a squat form body with foliate decoration, a hinged lid with a floral finial, sitting on an original burner stand with retaining pins and three cast scrolled feet. Sheffield, 1872,

A fine Chinese.900 silver spirit kettle. Qing Dynasty, circa 1900, maker's marks, Wf, for wing fat, Canton/Hong Kong. A heavy gauge tapering hexagonal kettle with a domed lid, embellished with cast and chased birds amidst auspicious foliage and flowers, on

A George III sterling silver campaign spirit kettle and burner. 1784 London, with maker's marks for probably John Scofield, the oval tapering kettle of plain form having a low removable lid with a timber finial, a simple shaped strap handle and long spout,

German or Polish silver 19th century 12 Loth kettle with dragon spout & two raised mermaid panels, dated 1851. Length 27 cm. Weight 1086g

A Walker & Hall silver tea kettle on stand with burner in the George IV manner. Sheffield 1918. Height 31 cm. Total weight 1.69kgs

Italian 800 silver kettle on stand. Bulbous form with reeded body and dome cover on a scrolled stand with burner. 33 cm high.

Antique sterling silver hot water kettle, Sheffield 1910

A Chinese export silver tea kettle on stand and burner, by wing Nam & Co, 65 Queens Road, Hong Kong, circa 1900, the body embossed with chrysanthemums with bamboo swing handle and raised on a bamboo stand 30 cm 1070gms

An Edward VII silver tea kettle, stand and burner, by Barker Brothers, Chester, 1917, with partly fluted body and gadrooned and leaf rim, the stand raised on three leaf capped legs and shell pad feet, 33 cm high, 1500gms(48.3ozs). Provenance: Shepherds Mar

A Victorian silver hot water kettle, footed stand and burner, Edward, John and William Barnard London 1840, the generous tapered melon-shaped body mounted with upright handle and chased scrolled floral reserves, mounted on a well cast and pierced footed st

A George II silver tea kettle on stand, Thomas Mason, London 1734 the globular body with gadrooned border and cane work handle, circular stand on three scrolled legs with shell feet 1535GMS, 30 cm high

Rare sterling silver spirit kettle and stand by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths, London 1912 decorated with gadrooned base, lion paw feet. Height 27.5 cm (weight 1176 grams)

An Edward VII silver kettle on stand. Maker Mappin & Webb. Sheffield 1902.

A George III sterling silver oval campaign tea kettle, stand and burner by John Scofield, London 1784, the plain body engraved with a Ducal crest, initials 'Gr' and a later coat of arms, raised on a stand with four pad feet, detachable well and burner, ful

A Deco sterling silver spirit kettle, circa 1912 James Dixon & Sonss Sheffield, the cylindrical bar handle on scroll supports above a flattened kettle with spout standing on a tripod base with central burner and pad feet. Weight 1033gr. Height 23.5 cm.

George II sterling silver spirit kettle engraved floral scrolls and engraved cartouche to each side, the base cast with floral and mask apron on leaf cast scroll legs. London 1737

A heavy late Victorian period silver tea kettle on stand, oval section with fluted cornets and highly decorative flat chased decoration of classical floral design, the ornate stand with four lions paw feet and original spirits burner. Sheffield 1890. J Dix

Sterling silver tea kettle, stand and Underburner. Embossed floral decoration. Marked 'Sterling.' Monogrammed. Height 32 cm (handle down)

Hallmarked sterling silver kettle and stand. Height 38 cm (total)

George IV hallmarked sterling silver rococo style kettle on stand decorated with Chinamen, cherubs and a Family crest of lion within arch, London, 181

An English silver kettle on stand, Gold & Silversmiths Co. Ltd, London, 1902 1526gms total weight. Height 28 cm of simple restrained form with an ebonised handle

George V sterling silver spirit kettle, London 1913 modelled with an ebonised handle and finial, leading to a gadrooned tapered body, resting on an oval stand, with reeded legs and paw feet, United with scrolled supports and spirit burner. Height overall w

Victorian silver spirit kettle on a stand, a 1917 presentation by 'Frys Chocolates Bristol', hallmarked for London 1858, made by EB & JB (Barnard Brothers), retailed by Kemp Bros Union Street, Bristol

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