Hot water urn

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1780-1800

GUSN

GUSN-17377

Description

A hollow sphere w/ beading at middle, supported by 4 flat, bent and tapered legs, terminating in a 4-toed foot w/ anklet. Atop sphere is small ball which opens 4 5/8" diam. top, and when twisted, reveals air holes. On either sides of urn are lions heads, each holding a large ring its mouth. Embossed wreath on front. At lower part of sphere is 6" spout w/ wooden knob. The 4 legs sit on a square base w/ concave sides. The base also supports an urn shaped water heater (whale lamp).

Details

Descriptive Terms

hot water urns
copper (metal)
silver (metal)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
lion
heads (representations)
Silver
Copper
Lion
URN

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

16.75 x 12.875 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1966.417