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Tea Kettle Trivet

1991.466 (RS21521)

Description

An oak tea kettle trivet, of sleigh-like form. Its center panel is resting on three crossbar dowels, the middle bar extends to a handle that adjusts the tilting mechanism below- this is inbetween two V-tailed sides with one side inscribed. The front top of the trivet has protruding horn-like wooden prongs to support the kettle around the spout, while tipping.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1796
Inscriptions
Engraved/incised on the side is: 17 96 [crudely executed].
Location of origin
England; Holland
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
incising
oak (wood)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]
Possibly Holland (Netherlands) [historical region]
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Incised
incising
Oak
oak (wood)
TRIVET
trivets
Dimensions
9 x 7.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.466
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11446
Related Items
Title Tea Kettle with Cover Accession number 1991.465 Notes 1991.465 TEA KETTLE Relationship Part of set

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