Toy Kettle and Stand

English (London)
about 1730
Marked by IG


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 9.7 cm x W. 7 cm x D. 4.8 cm (3 13/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 in.); Weight: 93.5 gm (3 oz)

Accession Number

55.978a-c

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The globular kettle is formed from two pieces of sheet, seamed horizontally. It has a shaped spout and a bracket handle. The removable cover has a baluster finial. The kettle rests on a tall stand with three scrolled bracket legs supporting a molded ring. Suspended below is a lamp with a removable cover and reeded rim.

Markings

On underside of kettle, maker's mark IG (unrecorded) (repeated under lamp)

Provenance

John S. Barnet, Shreve, Crump & Low, Co., Boston; 1955, sold to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1955)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour