Teakettle and stand
Overall: 14 1/2 x 10 1/8 x 7 1/4 in. (36.8 x 25.7 x 18.4 cm)
Silver Weight: 65 oz (troy) 6 dwt (2031 g)
Wrought silver George II teakettle-on-stand; inverted pear-shaped body on a plain, applied footring, which fits inside the stand; around upper body is heavily repoussé chased foliate scroll design; round, domed cover, hinged at one side with repoussé chased flowers around an applied, cast flower finial; scrolled bail handle; top of handle covered with woven rattan insulation, and ends are hinged at front and back; handle applied to cast and chased foliate and shell hinge-plates with a granulated ground; curved, cast spout with chased shells around juncture, lower part of spout covered with foliate scrolls, upper part in the form of bird's head with a notched lip and an acanthus and shell pendent; arms of the Harison family engraved on the front center of the body, cartouche with three eagles displayed on chief over red, surmounted by a ducal crown and a talbot's head on ermine, surrounded by foliate scrolls, with a banner below inscribed, "NEC TE QUESTURIS EXTRA" in roman letters; tripod stand with a convex shoulder chased and pierced with foliate, shell and scroll designs; vertical flange applied to the shoulder; three scroll legs applied to the base of the shoulder with acanthus leaves at the knees and cast foliate scroll feet; scroll stretchers applied between the legs and spirit lamp; pendent cast and pierced apron with flowers, scrolls and shells applied to the shoulder between each leg; inverted pear-shaped spirit lamp with a molded band around the center, convex shoulder and molded rim; base of spirit lamp engraved with a talbot's head on ermine and a ducal crown; circular lamp cover with molded rim and circular flue in the center; cover engraved with a talbot's head on ermine and a ducal crown; maker's marks stamped on the base of the kettle and stand.
Gift of Mrs. Nathaniel McLean Sage
stamped: on the base of the kettle and stand: "F/ G * S/ C" in an octagon, a lion passant, a crowned leopard's head in a shield and "n"conforming
Possible descent: George Harison (ca. 1710-1773), who married Jane Nicholls; to their son Richard Harison (1747-1829), who married (1st) Maria Jones (d. 1782); to their daughter Catharine Jones Harison (1777-1853); to her brother William H. Harison (1795-1860), who married Gertrude H. Ogden (1806-1839); to their nephew Alfred Francis de Luze (1827-1900), who married Mary C. Kortright (ca. 1830-1908); to their daughter Sarah Alice de Luze (ca. 1857-1892), who married Arthur M. Foley (ca. 1847-1895); to their daughter Lucille de Luze Foley (1889-1973); bequeathed by Foley to her cousin Charlotte Simonds Sage (1889-1981), the donor.
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