Hot water urn

Object Number: 
Silver plate
Overall: 12 1/8 x 9 1/4 x 10 in. ( 30.8 x 23.5 x 25.4 cm )
engraved: reverse body: "E. A. L."
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.
Gallery Label: 
This hot water urn belonged to Eugene Augustus Livingston.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group