Antique Flemish Copper Teapot
The bulbous bottom on this 18th century antique teapot is typical for Dutch and Flemish styles. Circa 1760, this piece has the telltale signs of 18th century construction. At that time, copper was hand hammered (or peened) into shape, and seamed with dovetailing. The joints were also supported by a more durable metal, usually brass. The noticeable texture along the seams proves this piece was not stamped, meaning created by machinery. Accented with brass on the handle, the piece also features a tin lining, decorative rivets and a turned lid. The scale suggests it was used for general water heating rather than tea-making.