Hot Water Urn

Two-handled, vase-shaped hot water urn with domed flared cover and circular pedestal base mounted to four, cast, cabriole legs with acanthus knees and scroll feet. Applied beading at rim and around top and bottom of base. Repousse and chased C-scroll reserves with diaperwork and flowers on front and back of body. S-curved handles sprigged at top and middle. Bail spigot handle; flared and stepped spigot attachment on body. Removable, three-wick, screw-top, domed spirit burner with beaded ring handle; burner frame attached to interior of legs is missing. Horizontal oval, embossed tag applied to underside of flat bottom for "BRAY, SOLLACE & DAUCHY (arched) / MANUFACTURERS / NEW YORK".
Maker is Bray, Sollace & Dauchy of New York, NY; a short-lived partnership of John and Edward Bray, Roland Sollace, and Burr and Samuel Dauchy, lasting from January to October 1860.
Currently not on view
Object Name
urn, hot water
date made
Physical Description
brass (makers' tag material)
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 13 3/4 in x 7 5/8 in x 8 1/2 in; 34.925 cm x 19.3675 cm x 21.59 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Miss V. E. Snyder
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