DescriptionAn English Sheffield Plate Hot Water Urn, circa 1790
20-1/4 h x 11 w x 10-3/4 d inches (51.4 x 27.9 x 27.3 cm)
The urn having lid surmounted by torch finial, rounded body with trompe l'oeil vine handles, engraved armorial crest to front, spigot with figural eagle's head to mouth, raised on shaped base with Rococo-style scrolled decoration.
Spigot handle broken off, errant minor pin dents, some waviness to body, shallow dime-sized dent near one handle, lid with some pin dents and short crack near flange, minor warping to lid flange and at mout of body, light wrinkling to spigot mouth, Rococo plinth base possibly a later marriage, with wear commensurate with age, polishing, and use.
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