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Hot Water Urn

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The vase-shaped vessel rests on four reeded legs on a shaped square base with ball feet. The plain base is formed from sheet with an applied wire rim. At the center of the base is a cup-shaped spirit lamp with a dentiled rim, a removable cover, and a fitting for a wick. The lamp may have been...

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Engraved on body, AC in monogram


On underside of urn and on underside of lamp, maker's mark IR (unrecorded); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter u; sovereign's head. On bezel of cover, maker's mark SH (Grimwade 2536); lion passant, sovereign's head, date letter u.


Andrew Craigie (1743-1819) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, by descent to his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1841), purchased from her estate by Mrs. Abott Lawrence, by descent to her grand-daughter, Mrs. Horation Lamb, to her daughters Aimee and Rosamond Lamb; 1969, gift of the Misses Aimee and Rosamond Lamb to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 14, 1969)

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Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

English (London), 1795–96

Object Place

London, England


32.6 x 16.95 x 22.6 cm (12 13/16 x 6 11/16 x 8 7/8 in.) Weight: 1,593.3 gm (51 oz 4 dwt)

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