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.

Date Made: 1860

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

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Credit Line: Gift of Miss V. E. Snyder

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.382214Catalog Number: 382214Accession Number: 162289

Object Name: urn, hot water

Physical Description: brass (makers' tag material)silver plate (overall material)Measurements: 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


Record Id: nmah_1457150

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