Tea Urn

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1800-1820

GUSN

GUSN-48653

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

Descriptive Terms

tea urns
fluting
gadrooning
iron (metal)
silver (metal)
plate (material)
fluting
figure- and animal-derived motifs
lion
feet (animal or human components)
heads (representations)
Sheffield plate
Silver
Fluted
Gadrooned
Lion
Sheffield
Iron
URN, TEA

Associated Building

Used At Rundlet-May House,

Additional Identification Number

1971.1516

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

16.75 (H), 10.25 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1516A-C

Places

New Hampshire (United States)