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This is a very old kettle made by a small foundry using flask cast method. Stylistically its very much an early American piece with a heavy bottom gate mark, New England style ears, heavy triangular legs and a square section hand wrought bail. Side has a stylized crown like mark (inside what I think is a pair of wings) beneath the letters B and R with what looks to be a stylized flask which looks to have been an artistic interpretation of an ampersand (&) between the letters. There is a casting void (a hole) which goes all the way though the wall of the kettle about 2/3 of the way down that right “wing”. It is less than a 1/16” wide. Interior is beautifully smoothed with obvious pouring flaws still visible. \Yes you could use this but I think this should be a display piece.
Marked “B & R” please note the “&” is my interpretation of what the artistic flask between the letters is.
7” 7/8 diameter, ~5” 1/2 tall
Cleaned via lye method, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil.
No cracks, chips or wobble when tested on a sheet of glass. Cooking surface is beautifully smoothed for such an old piece, but has casting flaws.
As always we are happy to take back pieces if you are not 100% satisfied. (Please see return policy)