This Antique Copper Kettle is early Victorian with castellated joints to the back of the body an around the bottom. It is mounted on oak and he grain, we have not stained or varnished the timber as we believe the timber with look better as it weathers. However, if you wish to add a coat of varnish you can but the smell may put the birds off for a while.
This Kettle can be used as a nest box or a bird feeder, if using as a nest box this one would be suitable for small open fronted nesting birds such as Robins, Wrens, Finches, Starlings, and Black Birds and Thrushes, and leave the spout open for drainage. As a feeder before putting up block the spout to prevent the seed from running out, to do this I normally put gaffer tape over the inside opening of the spout.
We mount a coin relevant to the age of the kettle on the back timber and this one has an early Victorian bun penny.
As well as making an excellent nest box or bird feeder it will make a unique stunning feature / talking point for your garden.
Kettle size (approximate measurements) Height including handle 22cm, width 13.5 cm, back to spout 24cm, maximum mounted length 50cm, maximum width 19cm, maximum depth 26cm.
For further information see Copper and Pewter Information Sheet