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Tea Urn with Cover

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES ca. 1820
DIMENSIONS 15 1/2 x 11 x 23 in., 139 lb. (39.4 x 27.9 x 58.4 cm, 63.1kg)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On both sides: pseudo hallmarks crowned leopard head above J. & I. Cox On bottom, twice: "J. & I. Cox / N YORK" Motto crest - heart with wings topped by crown. Audan et Promptus.
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
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CAPTION Tea Urn with Cover, ca. 1820. Silver, 15 1/2 x 11 x 23 in., 139 lb. (39.4 x 27.9 x 58.4 cm, 63.1kg). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 73.81a-b. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 73.81a-b_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tea urn (a) with lid (b). Urn is flattened globular vessel with leaf and flower motif gardening at top. Bamboo styled spigot protruding from bottom front, back is engraved with crest and motto of Douglas of Castle-Douglas Bart. Lion ring handles, urn suspended on four thin slightly curved legs ending in lion's paw feet. Base curved square base center hole for lamp and supported on four ball feet. Lid is raised, circular and surmounted by a shaped wild rose finial. CONDITION: Good, minor scratches.
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Tea Urn with Cover