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Hot Water Urn

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The urn-shaped body rests on a shaped square plinth that has four leaf-capped scrolled feet and a cast openwork skirt. The raised base is chased with a band of guilloche along the edge of the plinth and panels of reeding emanating from an applied central collar of beed-and-reel. At the top of...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on front of the urn, the arms of Morteyn or Power quartering Bloen, Bloer, Kelston, Little, Prydeux, Twichet, or Wotten, with Aldredin pretence; engraved on cover, an unidentified coat of arms and crest (quartrely 1 and 4, a fess embattled, and in chief two five-pointed mullets sable, gules a chevron engrailed or, between three griffin's heads erased; crest: a hand holding two serpents entwined). INSCRIPTIONS: engraved under edge of urn, "100-8".

Marks

On inner heat compartment and on upper rim of base, date letter Q; leopard's head crowned; lion passant) repeated on bezel of cover); maker's mark CW (Grimwade 428).

Provenance

Sold Parke-Bernet, New York, March 16, 1971, lot 26, purchased April 14, 1971, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: April 14, 1971)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1771–72

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

57.8 x 27.1 x 31.8 cm (22 3/4 x 10 11/16 x 12 1/2 in.) Weight: 3,161 gm (101 oz 12 dwt)

Accession Number

1971.130

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver