A stellar, extremely rare footed antique brass jardiniere or kindling kettle with beautiful figural lions passant on two sides & lion face handles to the other two sides, graced by three lion paw feet.
A fabulous piece. Original patina inside & out. One wee centimetre split by an interior rivet and not visible on the exterior. I cannot find another example by this company featuring the full lions passant which are simply superb.
Stamped on it's base "H.W.Haydens Patent Dec 16 1851 Manufactured by the Ansonia Brass Co 4097." Measures 14" w x 10" h.