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Hot water urn

Object Number: 
1957.202a-c
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Sheffield plate
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 x 11 x 11 5/8 in. ( 48.3 x 27.9 x 29.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: in the reserve: unidentified family arms, a shield with a stag at gaze surrounded by foliate scrollls and surmounted by an eagle diplayed holding a shield, over, "B" in gothic script
Description: 
Cast and wrought Sheffield plated hot water urn; urn-shaped body with two flutes at each side of the body, at the ends; applied, concave shoulder with an applied reeded band around the rim; bezel inside; bright-cut band of flowers and circles and below the shoulder; shield reserve on the front center of the body, surrounded by a bright-cut garland, engraved with unidentified family arms, a shield with a stag at gaze surrounded by foliate scrollls and surmounted by an eagle diplayed holding a shield, over, "B" in gothic script; oval domed lid, with a deep bezel, surmounted by a ball finial; two pivoting ring handles with cylinder hinges, applied to either side of the body with cast lion's mask joints; long round spout, applied to the body with an oval joint with a reeded edge; curved spigot from a cylindrical tap with a curved handle (later addition); seated on a trumpet-shaped pedestal flared to a square bottom; pedestal applied to a square base with concave sides seated on four ball feet with mid-bands; vertically applied, plain base band; wrought and seamed coal cylinder hung on an interior lip from an applied, slightly domed, oval disk with two circular holes cut out on either side; no maker's marks.
Gallery Label: 
This urn desdended through the Arden-Morris families.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of John B. Morris, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group