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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Silver plate kettle on stand (EPBM), maker James Dickson & Sons, 29 cm high, as inspected

Victorian silver plated spirit kettle with bamboo decoration, maker: Walker & Hall, 30 cm high approx

Large Victorian silver plated spirit kettle on stand, 38 cm high approx.

Vintage silver plated spirit kettle on stand, base stamped 'Hardy Bros, Sydney & Brisbane'

Silver plated spirit kettle on stand maker: Walker & Hall, 30.5 cm high approx.

An Edwardian silver spirit kettle on stand, the hemispherical kettle with ebonite bar handle supported on a vertical strut, the stand of elegantly simple curved and straight rods with four squat bun feet supporting a spirit burner with cover to the centre.

English silver plated spirit kettle on stand, early 20th century. 36 cm

A silver plated hot water kettle the domed kettle surmounted by an ebonised rod handle marked 'Hardy Brothers Sydney and Melbourne 1225' 16 cm high, 23 cm wide, 17.5 cm deep. Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE

Antique Elkington & Co silver plated spirit kettle, 34 cm high

A William IV embossed Sheffield plate hot water kettle on stand with ivory handle. Centre cartouche inscribed ' Mr Ja Boag to Mrs Robt. Boag 1834' kettle 30 cm stand 10 cm

A Victorian silver-plate kettle, embossed and engraved; on associated spirit lamp stand with shell feet. Height 38 cm

A silver-plate kettle, engraved and embossed with foliate ornament, on cast spirit burner stand with shell feet. Height 34.5 cm

An Edwardian plated tea kettle with stand, early 20th century, with maker's marks for James Dixon & Sons, of compressed ovoid form having a plain body with 'S' scrolls supporting a cylindrical ebony handle, and having two protrusions each side resting upon

Antique silver plated spirit kettle with burner, 28cm high

A Bauhaus silver-plated tea kettle, with cane-wound handle, designed by Peter Behrens, Germany, circa 1905, 24 cm high, 21 cm wide

A WMF silver plated spirit kettle, the pot decorated with Art Nouveau shield and rondel pattern, raised on a sinuous base with a spirit burner

Victorian silverplate spirit kettle hinged lid with acorn and leaf finial engraved scrolls and florals the heater base with cast openwork design of floral scrolls on acanthus leaf feet

A plated kettle on stand of bulbous form, the pierced stand with burner on four scrolled feet. Height 40 cm

EPNS warming kettle and brass teapot. Kettle stamped Benet Finks & Co., Cheapside on quad footed stand with burner; teapot unmarked. Height 30 cm (kettle)

Empire-style EPNS spirit kettle on stand c. 1900 one securing chain missing, maker Lambert, Coventry Street, London

Walker & Hall silverplated tea kettle on stand, with under burner; leaf & floral engraved. Engraved as presentation 1920 to 'Retired Post Mistress of Puckapunyal.' height 31 cm