Hot Water Pot

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Large, raised circular urn-shape pot with triple-flared or -trumpeted, hinged lid topped by a large cast ball on a flared circular pedestal atop a square base with applied sides; one side of body is engraved with a large shaded foliate script "G". Beading at edges of lid, base of tall, incurved neck, top and bottom of pedestal, face and back of the S-curve spout and at tops of the cylindrical sockets, into which is pinned a C-curve handle with scrolled waterleaf. Body has one large diamond- or lozenge-shape opening at spout. Pedestal underside is incised "oz / 42 dwt / 5"; base underside is struck four times "WILLIAMSON" in raised roman letters in a rectangle. Centerpunch on underside of body. Part of a six-piece coffee and tea service, DL*037807-DL*037812.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1797
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
place used
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
wood (handle material)
overall: 14 3/8 in x 11 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 36.5125 cm x 29.845 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Harriet A. Keen
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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