This is a very large, primitive hand made copper kettle with lid. It measures 22 inches across at the base and 16 inches across the top opening.
It stands 21 inches tall to the top of the lid handle. There is a hole in the lid that has a little solder around it. It is possible that this was where the mash went for making moonshine. The hole might have been for attaching a condensing coil. It's a very cool looking piece and very heavy at 36 pounds.
There is a small hole inside which I have a photo of. The item "Antique Copper Apple Butter Kettle Cauldron 22 Diameter Moonshine Still with Lid" is in sale since Sunday, August 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Metalware\Copper".The seller is "terminal99" and is located in Middle River, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, China, Sweden, Thailand, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.