This impressive large Antique Copper Kettle is early Victorian with castellated joints to the back of the body and around the bottom. It is mounted on oak and has been sanded to show the grain, we have not stained or varnished the timber as we believe the timber will 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 open fronted nesting birds up to Black Birds and Thrushes in size, 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 29cm, width 20cm, back to spout 29cm, maximum mounted length 67cm, maximum width 27cm, maximum depth 32cm.
The cost to post this large kettle with insurance and proof of delivery is £8.98 which will be added at checkout. However if you are local to the York area message us as we may be able to deliver ourselves, and save you the postage.
For further information see Copper and Pewter Information Sheet