Tea Urn

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1800-1820

GUSN

GUSN-631

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

Descriptive Terms

tea urns
fruitwood
gadrooning
silver (metal)
plate (material)
grotesques
foils (arcs)
Silver
Lobed
Gadrooned
Grotesque
Fruitwood
URN, TEA

Associated Building

Used At Rundlet-May House,

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

17.25 x 10.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1515.2A-C

Places

New Hampshire (United States)