Kettles, candlesticks, and ladle
Near the center, starboard side of the main hold, a set of three nested brass kettles lay well preserved in the mud. Inside the smallest kettle was a brass colander with holes for draining water from food, just as one might drain noodles today. Sitting on the upper rim of the nested kettles was a small brass bowl, while next to the kettles, a matched set of brass candlesticks and a brass ladle rested on the bottom of the hull.

Unnested kettles and colander The kettles and colander unnested.



Candlesticks Matched candlesticks after treatment.



Photos: courtesy of the Texas Historical Commission.