Benham & Froud Copper Spirit Kettle Attrib. To Dr Christopher Dresser C.1889
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This is a Copper Spirit Kettle on it's original tri-legged brass stand, made by BENHAM & FROUD; designed in the manner of Dr Christopher Dresser, c.1890.
The kettle carries the Orb & Sceptre mark of Benham & Froud to the underside of the kettle, together with the Registered Design mark Rd151114, which dates the design to 1889. This design is often attributed to Dr Christopher Dresser - please google the design number Rd151114 to confirm.
The brass stand is very nicely detailed, typical of the Art Nouveau period. The kettle hangs by it's brass handle above a copper spirit burner, which still has it's wick holder. The centre lower section of the stand has a heavy Spherical Copper Balance, weighted with lead, which hangs on a loop, by a brass hook (see photos).
Overall condition is very good, as follows:-
The Kettle it self has a brass handle and spout; both remain firmly attached and in good condition. There are a few small dents aroud the bottom section of the kettle (see photos), but otherwise it is in good clean condition with no cracks or repairs.
The brass stand is complete and structurally sound and the copper weight ensures that it is well balanced and very steady on it's feet. The copper balance is in very good condition.
Whilst the copper spirit burner has it's original wick holder, it is detatched from the reservoir (see photos). We are uncertain how this burner works; we are therefore uncertain whether the wick holder should be fixed or there is something missing, so we cannot confirm it is complete or in working condition.
The overal height of the kettle/stand is 30 1/2" (77cms).
Estimated packed weight - 7 Kg. Please note, this item is both large and heavy, which is reflected in my shipping charges.
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