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Kettle and Stand

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The flattened pear-shaped kettle rests on a three-legged stand. It is formed from two raised sections with an applied molded band at the neck and the rim. The faceted curved spout is cast in halves and seamed vertically. The cast octagonal bail handle, with baluster ivory insert, is supported...

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Inscription

Engraved on underside of kettle, 140=5; scratched "7590".

Marks

On underside of kettle and lamp, maker's mark WA (Bennett, p. 178, no. 521)(struck twice) overstriking another, possibly TS for Thomas Sutton (Bennett, p. 177, no. 503); harp crowned (repeated on side of stand ring; side of each foot, top of lamp cover, underside of both handles, and bezel of kettle cover); date letter a.

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)

Irish (Dublin), 1717–18

Object Place

Dublin, Ireland

Dimensions

H. 32.7 cm (12 7/8 in.); W. 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.); D. 23.7 cm (9 5/16 in.); Weight: 3, 449 gm (110 oz 18 dwt)

Accession Number

33.106

Medium or Technique

Silver and ivory

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver