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Copper and brass watering can

Watering cans are ideal for using in the garden, at home and in the conservatory. The first metal watering cans appeared in the late17th century after Lord Timothy George wrote the term watering can in his garden diary in 1692. Early cans such as this were usually made of copper but lighter materials such as zinc or tin plate became the more practical choice in the 19th century.

Ref: 1996.220

Artist

Unknown

Materials

copper

Theme

Tools

Year

1750-1800

Collection No:

1996.220