C19th RARE GIANT RIVETED COPPER BOILER 90 GALLONS an extraordinary sized example of a Victorian copper boiler in uncleaned and untouched natural verdigris condition. Having large riveted joints, rivet attached original outlet spout (you wouldn’t of been able to tip it when full), threaded for a stopper (not present) stamped on the rim with crossed hammers,  TESTED in an oval stamp and 90 (presumably gallons)
This boiler was most probably estate made (I can’t see a maker’s name) and used as a wash tub for large bedspreads etc. It is reported to have been used for boiling the pigs prior to salting.
Unproven provenance which must be classed as hearsay, is that it was collected by a scrap dealer in the 1960s on a round trip in the Tamar Valley which took in Antony House estate, the daughter of the deceased remembers being in the pick up truck on that journey. Found at a clearance in the top of a hayloft in a small terraced cottage. !!! nearly wet myself 🙂
The period and size is all in keeping with having come from a large estate.

Dimensions: a whopping 3ft3 diameter!! & 27″ high
big enough for my ample size as a hot tub (no boiling ginger tamworth pig jokes please)
could be an impressive planter for an orangery
or an enormous log bin for a cavernous inglenook fireplace.
Condition: quite simply could not find it in beter condition, as it has not been cleaned or messed with
some slight wrinkling to the formed rim, as all coppers have from years of useage.
MAKE NO MISTAKE THIS IS A
RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE AN EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE OF ITS TYPE.
No Reserve Estimate: errr um £700-1000

please note the smaller copper, mug and old sow in some of the images are for size comparisons only and lucky for you are not included!!!

Username Bid Amount Date
m***********h £1,205.00 2022-01-02 10:05:50
t*******e £1,204.00 2022-01-02 10:05:59
t*******e £1,201.00 2022-01-02 09:48:45
t*******e £1,040.00 2022-01-02 09:16:26
t*******e £975.00 2022-01-02 09:09:13
h*******5 £906.00 2022-01-02 09:56:46
m***********h £902.00 2022-01-02 09:55:24
k************0 £900.00 2022-01-02 09:44:27
m***********h £856.00 2022-01-02 09:20:56
a********0 £850.00 2022-01-02 07:45:05
k************0 £800.00 2022-01-02 08:52:50
h*******5 £531.00 2022-01-01 22:28:29
m********s £451.00 2022-01-01 18:40:54
b*****************k £450.00 2022-01-01 17:00:13
m********s £431.00 2022-01-01 18:40:40
m********s £421.00 2022-01-01 18:35:21
m********s £413.00 2022-01-01 18:35:11
m********s £411.00 2022-01-01 18:35:01
m********s £401.00 2022-01-01 18:34:50
m********s £399.00 2022-01-01 18:34:42
m********s £376.00 2022-01-01 18:34:26
m********s £361.00 2022-01-01 18:33:37
m********s £351.00 2022-01-01 18:33:24
m********s £321.00 2022-01-01 18:33:11
m********s £301.00 2021-12-31 18:39:37
a*********w £264.00 2022-01-01 16:00:34
a*********w £256.00 2022-01-01 15:59:57
m********s £251.00 2021-12-31 09:14:12
m********9 £250.00 2021-12-30 23:00:31
m********s £241.00 2021-12-31 09:14:00
m********s £215.00 2021-12-31 09:13:45
j*******4 £210.00 2021-12-30 22:31:32
m********9 £200.00 2021-12-30 21:38:28
j*******4 £185.00 2021-12-30 22:30:50
j*******4 £173.00 2021-12-30 22:30:23
j*******4 £167.00 2021-12-30 22:29:54
s********s £150.00 2021-12-30 20:03:47
m********9 £108.00 2021-12-30 17:10:25
w***************s £100.00 2021-12-30 11:41:09
k*******h £5.00 2021-12-30 11:44:21
k*******h £3.00 2021-12-30 10:50:40
Start auction £3.00 30/12/2021 10:00