Victorian Brass Hot Water Can

A large, British, brass hot water can from the late 19th or early 20th centuries. Second-hand.
Availability: Out of stock.
Stock ID: 903

What's for sale?

This is a large, brass hot water can from late 19th or early 20th century Britain.

These were used in homes and hotels to carry hot water from the kitchen to a bathroom or bedroom, when hot water was not available from a tap.

They came in different sizes and this has 6 on the handle, indicating 6 pints or 3.4 litres.

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In fair to good condition
  • There are at least ten dents around the body
  • The hinge and lid work well
  • The spout appears split underneath but does not leak

What are the measurements?

  • 30cm to top of handle (just under 12 inches)
  • 33cm from spout to handle (13 inches)
  • 13 cm width (just over 5 inches)
  • 942 grams
  • capacity is 6 pints (3.4 litres)

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Item Attributes
Attribute nameAttribute value
Period19th century (1800-1899)
PeriodEarly 20th century (1900-1949)
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