A water kettle is one of those things that is a permanent, full-time part of the visual landscape. It's used too often to be hidden away between. Further, a stovetop kettle will occupy one burner full-time. This is the kind of object to spend money on.
I bought in the days before the Salon del Gusto. So I took photos of it and took it around to the Piemontese cheesemakers there, asking what it was. They laughed and said it looked "Dutch", meaning someone had faked me.