- Identification and Creation
- Physical Descriptions
- 39.5 x 29.8 x 22.2 cm (15 9/16 x 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 in.)
unspecified: 2988 g
- Inscriptions and Marks
- hallmark: under base, base of lamp, struck: Britannia, lion’s head erased, date letter) and maker’s mark; maker’s mark and traces of three other marks, possibly the same mark repeated on base of lamp
- Archibald Alexander Hutchinson, New York; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1949.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Archibald A. Hutchinson, Esq.
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Of circular baluster form on cast rim foot, with paneled swan-neck spout headed by a stylized leaf and with overhead swing handle rising from openwork scrolls applied to the shoulders, with turned ivory handle (probably replaced a wooden one in the nineteenth century); the removable domed cover with squat baluster finial; the circular stand on three cast multi-scroll supports terminating in octagonal pads, with two scroll hinged side handles and central circular burner with plain removable cover, the kettle hinged and chained to the stand.
- Publication History
Wilfred Joseph Cripps, Old English Plate, Ecclesiastical, Decorative and Domestic: its makers and marks, J. Murray (London, 1901), no.49, plate LXIII
Christopher Hartop, British and Irish Silver in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, Mass. and New Haven, 2007), p. 122, cat. no. 96, repr. p. 122, details repr. p. 122.
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