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Kettle and Stand

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The inverted pear-shaped kettle, raised from sheet, rests on a stand. The kettle has a plain, highly polished body. The curved spout, cast in two vertically seamed pieces, has a foliate base. The cover has a hidden hinge and a finial in the form of an inverted acorn. Two cast scallop shells...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on the cover of the lamp, an unidentified cresta crest: (a fish's tail erect).

Marks

On underside of kettle and underside of lamp, maker's mark HB (Grimwade 950); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter p.

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

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

English (London), 1750–51

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 37.6 cm x W. 24.3 cm x D. 37.6 cm (14 13/16 x 9 9/16 x 14 13/16 in.); Weight:2,024.2 gm (65 oz 1 dwt)

Accession Number

33.153

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver