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Victorian toleware hot water can. Capacity 12 pints. Kitchenalia.

Victorian toleware hot water can. Capacity 12 pints. Kitchenalia.
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Location: St Boswells, Melrose, Borders

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Victorian toleware hot water can. Capacity 12 pints. Kitchenalia.

Description:  Victorian scumble effect toleware hot water can, stamped to the base with a small 84 above H.L. & Co with a large 8 stamped beneath. These household cans were used by the maid to bring hot water to bedrooms and probably the WC in country homes. The interior has the typical white scaling from years of use. The bottom of the can has been painted black.

Provenance: Seward Kennedy (1925 - 2015). Bought at one of the auction disposals of this remarkable man’s collections. He amassed a huge eclectic array of objects over 60 years and he regarded himself as a custodian rather than collector. He travelled widely as a successful lawyer, had great discernment and bought what he liked to fill his properties in New York, Paris and London. 

Dimensions: 44cms from spout to rear handle, 16.5cms wide, 36cms to top of handle.
Main water carrying compartment is 23cms high.
Capacity: 12 pints (6.8ltr) (liquid 3/4” from top)
Weight: 1.38kgs

Condition: Completely water tight with no leaks, excellent pourer. Paint job is good with excellent wood effect. There are one or two scratches and a little wear to the can, consistent with use. All metalwork is firm. The clip down hinged lid catch is also excellent and has a firm snap shut. Please note the manufacture of this can is of an exceptionally high standard.  Note the conical reinforcing buttress feet at the base of the top handle. The hand and thumb grip on the back handle have also been carefully thought out. An excellent example of Victorian kitchenalia. Would polish up beautifully.  Currently in patinated state. Makes a superb display item but could also be used in a garden or conservatory. 

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