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Hot Water Kettle, Stand and Lamp

Hot Water Kettle, Stand and Lamp


John Eckfourd II

English, (active 1712-39)

Large kettles with spirit lamps were in use from about 1690 to 1760. They provided a supply of boiling water to the hostess who brewed tea for her guests in the drawing room. The inverted pear shape of this kettle was a popular rococo form.
Sterling silver
22 x 9 1/4 in. (55.9 x 23.5 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Buffington
Not currently on view


Published ReferencesEmerson, Julie. "Coffee, Tea and Chocolate Wares in the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum." Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1991, no. 2, p. 34

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