Kettle and Stand

English (London)
1750–51
Marked by Henry Brind (free 1742)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 37.6 cm x W. 24.3 cm x D. 37.6 cm (14 13/16 x 9 9/16 x 14 13/16 in.); Weight:2,024.2 gm (65 oz 1 dwt)

Accession Number

33.153

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The inverted pear-shaped kettle, raised from sheet, rests on a stand. The kettle has a plain, highly polished body. The curved spout, cast in two vertically seamed pieces, has a foliate base. The cover has a hidden hinge and a finial in the form of an inverted acorn. Two cast scallop shells support the hinged scrolled handle. The handle is cast and covered in the center with rattan. The stand is supported by three cast scrolled legs with acanthus leaves covering the knees and shell feet. A lamp is held by brackets and has a detachable cover with a crest engraved on it. A pierced apron composed of three panels extends below the rim of the stand. The hinge and upper rim of the kettle have been extensively damaged and repaired.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on the cover of the lamp, an unidentified cresta crest: (a fish's tail erect).

Markings

On underside of kettle and underside of lamp, maker's mark HB (Grimwade 950); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter p.

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)