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Brandy Warmer

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver, wood
DATES 1834–1841
DIMENSIONS 4 5/16 x 5 3/8 x 9 in. (11 x 13.7 x 22.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on underside of body, in script: "Jas. Thomson"
INSCRIPTIONS Incised on body, on side opposite spout, in fancy script: "C M C / TO / T G F C [?]"
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver and wood brandy warmer with lid. Round squat bulbous bowl rises from flat bottom, with flaring lip and slightly arched triangular spout. Wooden handle at 90-degree angle to spout; lathe-turned stem with large main lobe and squat bulbous finial; attached with silver collar that ends in two heart-shaped plates that are soldered to side of bowl. Fitted, slightly domed lid with spherical finial. Condition: Good; overall dings and scratches; lid slightly misshaped such that it no longer fits snugly into bowl.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION James Thompson. Brandy Warmer, 1834–1841. Silver, wood, 4 5/16 x 5 3/8 x 9 in. (11 x 13.7 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 53.58. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 53.58_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 53.58_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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