This early George V Antique Pewter Coffee Pot was made in Sheffield between 1910 and 1920 an is late arts and crafts in style, on the bottom it states “English Han Hammered Sheffield and within a shield it says Reliable”. It is mounted on oak and sanded to show off 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 coffee pot is an ideal shape for a nest box but could also be used as a bird feeder, if using as a nest box this one would be suitable for birds such as Robins, Wrens and Finches, and you would 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 a George v penny. As well as making an excellent nest box or bird feeder it will make a unique stunning feature / talking point for your garden.
The dimensions are as follow. Height of the pot 16cm, width 10cm, handle to spout 16cm, Overall mounted maximum height 23cm, max width 15cm, max length 31cm.
For further information see Copper and Pewter Information Sheet