AMERICAN COPPER HOT WATER / TEA KETTLE, seamed body and gooseneck spout, bail handle with unusual cylindrical grip, original cover with cast-brass finial. Possibly Joseph Haskins, Baltimore, MD. Circa 1800. 13" HOA, 8" D base. Literature: See Horvath/Poston - Early American Copper Tea Kettles, p. 65 for a closely related signed Haskins example that features the same cylindrical handle grip. The illustrated kettle is also recorded in the MESDA files, NN-1082. Provenance: Property of a Shenandoah Valley of Virginia private collector.
Very good overall condition, one solder repair to seam at base, otherwise only some minute to minor dents.