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Hot water urn

Hot water urn
Title
Hot water urn
Date 
1875-1900
Medium 
Silver plate
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 1/8 x 9 1/4 x 10 in. ( 30.8 x 23.5 x 25.4 cm )
Description 
Cast silver-plate hot water urn on a stand with a burner; globular body on a splayed foot with punch work bell flowers and tear drops; applied, die-rolled foliate and wave band around the center of the body; applied architectural handle joints on each side of the body, rectangular joints topped with semi-pyramids and applied tapered bands below; cylindrical hinges for the hanging loop handles; cylindrical spigot applied to the lower front with cast flowers below the tap; octagonal beaded tap with two conical grips on either side and a low dome; athemion cast on the front of the spigot; circular lid raised to a flat platform in the center, surmounted by a knop finial; engraved, "E. A. L." on rear body; screws onto stand. Cast, circular stand with a stamped foliate band around the neck; four cast legs with anthemion on the knees and triangular feet; burner ring attached to the legs with s-curved braces. Cylindrical burner on a plain footring; cylindrical flue through the center.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Goodhue Livingston
Object Number 
INV.14089a-d
Marks 
engraved: reverse body: "E. A. L."
Gallery Label 
This hot water urn belonged to Eugene Augustus Livingston.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group