Hot Water Urn

Hot Water Urn

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Description
Two-handled, fluted baluster-shape hot water urn with fluted domed cover topped by smaller domed finial; circular base is mounted to four, tall, cast cabriole legs decorated with anthemions, acanthus and pendant beads ending in scroll feet, inside of which a circular frame is attached that holds a removable spirit burner with long-handled, hinged cap; unused wick inside. Applied beading at rim and underbelly of fluted body; C-curve handles with scrolled leaves stemming from circular, flared and lobed upper terminals. Underside of body stamped with circular, fist-with-lightning-bolts "x ROGERS & BRO. x / TRIPLE PLATE" trademark above "2011" and "U.S.A.", while front of twist spigot handle with ivory knobs is marked "[PA]TENT. JAN'Y. 26, 1869."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
urn, hot water
date made
1875 - 1885
patent date
1869-01-26
place made
United States: Connecticut, Waterbury
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
ivory (knobs material)
cotton (wick material)
electroplate (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 13 in x 8 1/4 in x 10 1/8 in; 33.02 cm x 20.955 cm x 25.7175 cm
ID Number
DL.209041.0006
catalog number
209041.0006
accession number
209041
Credit Line
Gift of Mildred Armistead Baker Ruttencutter, in memory of her mother Margaret Armistead Appleton Baker
subject
Beverages
Tea Drinking
Coffee Drinking
Patented
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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