Hot Water Urn

Two-part, hot water or coffee urn with two pairs of angled, open paired-scroll handles. Ovoid upper section has a domed cover topped by a cast pheasant finial and spigot with fleur-de-lis handle. Oval piercework-decorated base on four cast tab feet contains a removable, single-wick spirit burner holder. Folded seams; riveted construction. No marks. Finial replaced. Tinning gone.
Currently not on view
Object Name
biggin, coffee
urn, hot water
date made
ca 1850 - 1875
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
metal, white (finial material)
brass (spigot material)
overall: 14 1/8 in x 11 3/4 in x 10 1/4 in; 35.8775 cm x 29.845 cm x 26.035 cm
place made
United States: West Virginia, Morgantown
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
Gift of Mrs. Dr. Casselberry
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