Teakettle

Object Number: 
1957.187
Date: 
1780-1810
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
0verall: 10 1/4 x 11 x x 8 1/2 x in. ( 26 x 27.9 x 0 x 21.6 x 0 cm )
Description: 
Sheet copper kettle and lid with finial and attached copper handle and scrolled spout.
Gallery Label: 

Many New York families relied on slaves to run their kitchens. A slave would have been responsible for fetching water and keeping some simmering on the fire all day long. Copper kettles such as this would have been regularly scoured with sand to keep them bright and shiny.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arthur Cassidy
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group