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Tea Urn

1971.1515.2A-C (RS116345)

Description

A: urn B: lid C: insert A) Large urn form. Shaped plinth with four ball feet and gadrooned upper edge supports urn with a circular foot with gadrooned edge. Plain concave stem surmounted by bulbous hollow body. Lower third with broad gadrooning. Each side with a fixed loop handle with bearded grotesque mask terminals. Spigot with fruitwood/ebony? knob at the lower front. Upper 2/3 of body is a plain band with a gadrooned edge. Cylindrical mouth with a gadrooned edge. B) Domed conforming cover with urn-shaped finial. C) Cylindrical heating element with a flared rim and two finger holes.

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
fruitwood
gadrooning
plate (material)
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
foils (arcs)
Fruitwood
fruitwood
Gadrooned
gadrooning
Grotesque
grotesques
Lobed
plate (material)
Silver
silver (metal)
tea urns
URN, TEA
Dimensions
17.25 x 10.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1515.2A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
631

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