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Tea Urn

1971.1516A-C (RS116346)

Description

Squared plinth base with concave sides and squared edges with an uneven gadrooned border. Four ball feet. The stand is domed in the center, enclosing a burner that conforms to the shape of the urn. The whole is surmounted by an urn with four legs with hairy paw feet. The convex lower urn is broadly reeded and surmounted by a slightly concave plain broad band. There are two lion masks with ring handles. Uneven ball finial. Faceted spigot at the lower front. Removable cylindrical heating element plated on the top edge only over the iron.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1820
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Used At Rundlet-May House. Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
fluting
gadrooning
iron (metal)
plate (material)
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
feet (animal or human components)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Fluted
fluting
Gadrooned
gadrooning
heads (representations)
Iron
iron (metal)
lion
Lion
plate (material)
Sheffield
Sheffield plate
Silver
silver (metal)
tea urns
URN, TEA
Dimensions
16.75 (H), 10.25 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1516A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
48653

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