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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Large Victorian silver plate kettle on stand with spirit burner, height 47 cm

A Roberts and Belk Victorian silver plate tea kettle on burner stand, having a round baluster body with repousse floral decoration, mythical beast head spout,a hinged lid with flower finial, original retaining pins and three cast feet., Ht. 40 cm with stan

Antique silver plated spirit kettle on stand, inscription from Sydney', s Lassetter &, Co dated 1904

A large silver plated spirit kettle on stand inscription to the front 1866

Early silver plated kettle and burner. Tri footed stand. Height 32 cm (total)

Victorian silver plated kettle on stand, with under burner. Engraved decoration. Chained fixture to burner stand needs repair to secure. Height 46 cm (total)

An antique Old Sheffield silver plate kettle with spirit burner 32 cm

A Georgian Revival silver tea kettle on stand, oval half lobed body with conforming hinged lid, raised on a stand with four paw footed legs supporting a spirit burner. Sheffield 1951 by Fenton Bros. Ltd. 1587gms

A silver-plate kettle on stand with burner, retailed by Fairfax and Roberts

Late Victorian silver plate five piece tea & coffee set of baluster form with spiral fluted bodies, and including spirit kettle

A Bruford & Son half-pint silver plated kettle on stand with burner, Exeter and Eastbourne

Victorian silver plated spirit kettle by Fenton Brothers, Sheffield, 35 cm high

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

German silver plated kettle. Shell set to body. Marked Gbn to base. Height 21 cm

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 silver plate six piece tea service includes spirit tea kettle, tea pot, coffee pot, hot water jug, milk and creamer.

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