Early 1900'sHolland COPPER & BRASS Teapot or Tea Kettle My mother passed away recently and I'm in the process of selling most of the Teapots/Kettles from her collection. The majority were purchased in the 1950's, mostly in Midwest antique shops. Then they were displayed atop our kitchen cupboards and mother took great care not to duplicate designs. Other than a yearly washing, the kettles/pots were not used or handled once displayed. I am not an expert on antiques, but grew up with most of these displayed in the kitchen since the 1950's. I've provided you with the best close-up photographs I could get of each. Most were already well used when she acquired them and already had their old beat up and used copper and or brass finishes when brought home. But mother loved the authentic rustic look and wouldn't have change a thing. So they have never been polished with any type of copper cleaner. If you have questions, please send an email and I will gladly respond. This specific listing is for a wonderful old Copper & Brass Tea Kettle. The bottom half of the teapot is brass, with a brass spout, handle, and lid. It has a black lid knob and the handle expertly hand wrapped in a subltance I think is thin strips of black leather, with a light strip of the same substance woven through the black strips on the very top of the handle. You can see it in the pictures. Even with my magnifying glass I cannot tell you what the strips are. The spout has been broken off (clean seam break) and needs to be soldered back in place. I never remember it being on the pot, even back in the 50's, as it was wrapped and stored inside of the pot (I used tape for the picture). This tea kettle has been used prior to mom bringing it home, t are just a couple usage dings on the body and the bottom shows minor wear. T is an imprint in the bottom of the pot that simply says HOLLAND. The tea kettle is in surprisingly good shape and is substantial and sturdy to hold. APROX. MEASUREMENTS: § 7 " High ( to handle top ) § 9 " Wide ( without spout ) § 5¼" Across bottom § 25½" Around middle § Weight : 1lb & 2oz I only accept PAYPAL payments and ship to confirmed PayPal addresses. Payment must be received within 5 days of the auction closing date. I prefer to ship via USPS Priority mail as your purchases arrive quicker, in better condition and a delivery confirmation is included at no additional cost to you. Also, I usually ship 48 hours after payment is received and multiple items can generally be shipped together to save you shipping costs. Please contact me for an adjusted rate. I am listing several vintage and antique teapots/tea kettles, collector dolls, puzzles, vintage furniture, 1800's copper pot's & pan's, etc., etc., etc.... So please, click on " View Sellers Other Items " and check out additional treasures at low starting bids. Also, visit my Feedback Site. I am proud to have 100% Positive Feedback rating on over 780 transactions . So please know you can bid with confidence , as my goal is your satisfaction . Thank you and good luck bidding!