Raised bulbous circular bowl with reeded, everted rim and conical socket with baluster-turned wood handle mounted to a heart-shaped plate. Underside of slightly concave bottom is struck five times around the centerpoint "C•A•B" in raised serif letters in a rectangle, all partial.
Maker is Charles A. Burnett (1769-1849), who worked in Fredericksburg, VA from 1788-93; Alexandria, VA from 1793-96; and Georgetown, DC from 1796-circa 1840.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1785-1845
Burnett, Charles A.
Physical Description
silver (bowl; socket; pin material)
wood (handle material)
brandy warmer: 5.7 cm x 21 cm x 10 cm; 2 1/4 in x 8 1/4 in x 3 15/16 in
overall: 2 5/8 in x 8 3/8 in x 3 7/8 in; 6.6675 cm x 21.2725 cm x 9.8425 cm
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Georgetown
United States: Virginia, Alexandria
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of Arthur Michael
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