This is a good example of an early American swing handle copper tea kettle. The piece has nice proportions and is dovetailed in the back and on the bottom. The inside is tin lined. The capacity of the kettle is 5 quarts. It is a rose color copper which takes a nice polish. The finial on the lid is brass.
The tea kettle was made during the first half of the 19th Century and it is probably of Pennsylvania origin.
It is in fine condition with minor dents which is to be expected of a vessel of this age and utilitarian purpose.
The tea kettle measures about 7 ¾” tall and 13” to the top of the handle. It is about 13 ¼“ across the top to the tip of the spout.