Tilting Kettle and Stand

Tilting Kettle and Stand

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Urn-shaped, tilting kettle, oval in section, on a flared oval pedestal base with hinged, hollow handle and swing-up, trumpet-shaped, oval lid topped by a cast urn; one side of body is engraved with a shaded, foliate script "R". Pairs of button knobs on both sides fit into two fishtail- or hourglass-shaped supports mounted to a flared oval stand that holds a removable, dome-shouldered spirit burner with long-handled, circular, flat top. Cast, serpentine-lobed bands at kettle rim and stand edge have leafy volutes springing from shells; chased and engraved pairs of leafy scrolls enclosing five-petaled flowers encircle incurved neck, body, base and stand. Thin, reeded ivory insulators. Body perforated at shallow S-curve spout. Undersides of kettle and stand are both struck incuse "STERLING" at one end, "3998/74" at the other, and with a diamond-quatrefoil-diamond motif along one side; burner underside stamped "STERLING". From a seven-piece coffee and tea service, 1991.0352.01-.07.
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Object Name
stand, kettle
date made
date presented
place made
United States: New York, New York City
place used
United States: New York, Yonkers
United States: New York, Pelham
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
ivory (insulators material)
overall: 13 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in; 33.655 cm x 29.21 cm x 18.415 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Nancy Rowan Hutchinson and John L. and Marguerite W. Rowan
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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