Kettle on stand with burner

Object Number: 
1974.27j.1-2-k.1-2
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Silver, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 7 1/8 in. ( 29.8 x 24.8 x 18.1 cm ) Part (burner): 1 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. (4.8 x 8.3 cm) Part (
Marks: 
engraved: center front kettle: "A T M" in script engraved: on base of kettle: "November 10th 1897" in script Mark: stamped along bottom around periphery four times incuse: "HOWARD & CO."/ "NEW YORK"/"STERLING"/"1896" Mark: stamped on burner bottom incu
Description: 
Cast silver kettle on stand with burner in the Georgian melon pattern; kettle (j.1) has round, squat body with a chased lobes decorated with a foliate scroll design; on applied, vertical band foot ring with horizontal bands and geometric punch-work; double hinge applied to the footring below the spout, and a single hinge applied on the opposite side; convex shoulders flared to scalloped rims with applied cast gadrooning; hinged, cast lid with a raised mushroom dome and chased, scrolled foliate design; lobed knob finial; simple, hinged silver bail handle seamed on the underside, c-scrolled handle legs with trapezoidal feet attached to cylindrical hinges with a silver bolt, ivory insulators; cast, curved spout with notched lip; applied, acanthus leaf pendent at lip; engraved, "A T M" in script on center front, and "November 10th 1897" in script on the base; makers' marks on base. Four legged kettle-stand (j.2); round punch-work footring from the kettle slides inside the stand with the hinges seated inside a triple hinge on the spout-side and a double hinge on the opposite side; scrolled bars applied to the bases of the stand-hinges form the seating for the kettle; cast trefoils are applied to the sides of the hinges, which are affixed to the four cast trefoil legs with paw feet; attached to legs on silver chains are two hinge-keys with flange heads and cylindrical bodies to slide through the hinges; lower section of each leg connects to the burner reservoir by c-scroll strapwork. Cast round burner (k.1) with band of chased foliate scroll design around the body; stepped cylindrical neck; tube through the center; round domed cover (k.2) with a pear-shaped finial.
Gallery Label: 
This kettle on stand with burner was a wedding gift to the donor's parents, Alice Townsend Martin, whose initials are engraved on the service, and Benjamin Brandreth McAlpin, on November 10, 1897.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Townsend M. McAlpin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group