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An oak tea kettle trivet, of sleigh-like form. Its center panel is resting on three crossbar dowels, the middle bar extends to a handle that adjusts the tilting mechanism below- this is inbetween two V-tailed sides with one side inscribed. The front top of the trivet has protruding horn-like wooden prongs to support the kettle around the spout, while tipping.
Engraved/incised on the side is: 17 96 [crudely executed].
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Title Tea Kettle with Cover Accession Number 1991.465
Food Service T&E
9 x 7.5 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]
Possibly Holland (Netherlands) [historical region]