Zefiro Watering Can - 90 cl - Handcrafted in Italy - Pewter
Cosi Tabellini's artisan pewterers have handcrafted this lovely pewter watering can, with its attractive scroll handle, to recreate a classic house-plant and garden tool - one of modest proportions to enable light gardening, inside and out, or even just for decorative use.
This pretty pewter watering can not only looks lovely, with its floral embossed motif around the base, but it is an iconic design, where proportion and balance are important. As it is handcrafted from pewter, it is solid and substantial, and so can be tilted without spilling; there are top and back handles to allow two-handed carrying, as water is always surprisingly heavy, and the spout is narrow to allow only a controlled flow of water, as not to engulf a plant.
Watering cans have been around since the 17th Century, although the forerunner to the watering can - the watering pot - has been around since the 16th Century, albeit they were rather crude pots with holes in the bottom, and it took another century before the spout was invented. However, ever since humans have cultivated plants we have needed to be able to hand-water and succour them using some kind of vessel.
In the days of hoses and automated sprinkling systems, a watering can is rather charming and quaint; it touches the soul and evokes a spiritual connection of nurturing and tending to your plants - the stream of water pouring out of the spout can also be viewed as a symbol of life, salvation and renewal.
Size: Height 19.5 cm
Weight: 840 g
Volume: 90 cl
Materials Used: Pewter
Designers: Enrico Cosi & Sergio Tabellini
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100% Lead Free
All Cosi Tabellini Pewter is 100% lead-free, so it is totally food & drink safe, and is both EU and US FDA approved.
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