This sturdy and decorative copper coal scuttle from England still retains a vibrant color and is in good antique condition.
There is a large brass handle attached to the sides by three rivets. A smaller handle is attached to the back of the vessel, which was used to help stabilize the scuttle during transportation and pouring of the coal.
The term “scuttle” is of English origin, while the French word is hotte, meaning “basket”. Scuttles were used to refill coal fueled ovens or heaters. Today, they are decorative accessories, which are perfect for holding kindle or fire starter next to your fireplace. It could also serve as a type of jardiniere for dried flowers. This model is completely hand worked and dates to the turn of the last century.
CONDITION: Wear commensurate to age and use. Minor nicks and scratches.