Tea Kettle Trivet

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1796

GUSN

GUSN-11446

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

Descriptive Terms

trivets
carving (processes)
incising
oak (wood)
Oak
Carved
Incised
TRIVET

Inscription

Engraved/incised on the side is: 17 96 [crudely executed].

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England; Holland

Dimensions

9 x 7.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.466

Places

Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]
Possibly Holland (Netherlands) [historical region]

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