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Kettle and Stand

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The pear-shaped faceted body rests on an open three-legged stand. The lower section of the body is raised, and the faceted neck is cast in two sections, joined vertically. The foot of the kettle is formed by a strip of sheet. The domed, stepped cover is cast in one piece and surmounted by a...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on each side the coat of arms, crest and motto of Grove impaling O'Grady, for Sir Thomas-Fraser Grove(1823-1897) and Katherine-Grace O'Grady (d.1879) whom he married in 1847. INSCRIPTIONS: iscratched on underside of kettle: "Geo I/1717/A Stevenson/9102_10/R(?)W 2 44)/ 1HTuTu".

Marks

On underside of kettle and of stand, maker's mark St (Grimwade 2638); Britannia (repeated on handle); lion's head erased (repeated on handle); date letter B. On kettle handle, to right of hinge, on underside, on rim of stand, on leg of stand, and on bezel of lamp cover, French import mark used from 1 July 1893

Provenance

June 18, 1902, sold at Christie's, London, lot 29, and bought by S.J. Phillips, London. By 1913, with J.H. Fitzhenry, ESQ.; November 17, 1913, sold at Christie's, London, lot 59, and bought by Crichton Brothers, London. 1933, Anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

English (London), 1717–18

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

Height: 36.3 cm (14 5/16 in.), weight: 25.9 cm (10 3/16 in.), diameter: 8 1/4 in., weight: 2,894.2 gm (91 oz 12 dwt)

Accession Number

33.107

Medium or Technique

Silver; wood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver