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Kettle and Stand

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The plain kettle, raised from sheet, is in the form of a compressed globe. It sits on a circular open stand supported by three scrolled legs with pad feet, assembled from cast components. Suspended between the three legs by scrolling supports is a circular molded lamp, with a removable flat top...

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ARMORIALS: engraved on side of kettle, an unidentified coat of arms and crest (quarterly 1 and 4, a lion rampant, two ten roudels, four, three, two and one, three, two, chrevonelles; in pretence, 1 and 4, on a chevron five between three saltiers; 2 and 3, a lion rampant and in chief three escallops; crest: a leopard's head). INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside of lamp, "69=0".


On underside of kettle, maker's mark GS (Grimwade 890)( repeated inside of cover and four times inside lamp); leopard's head crowned; date letter I; lion passant (repeated on inside cover).


Crichton Brothers, New York, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, December 2, 1918, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

English (London), 1724–25

Object Place

London, England


H. 31.7 cm x W. 23.8 cm x D. 187.8 cm (12 1/2 x 9 3/8 x 7 3/8 in.); Weight: 2, 103.6 gm (67 oz and 13 dwt)

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Medium or Technique

Silver, rattan, ivory