Regency tea urn

Made in England, 1810-1830.

Brass and bronze tea urn in regency style with a massive rounded body supported on four vertically reeded pilaster-like legs terminating in lion heads at the top and lion feet at the bottom. The legs are in turn supported by four ball feet below a flat rectangular ‘shelf’ with curving sides and decorated with a small bronze sphinx in the centre. The urn is lifted by two upwardly curved handles soldered to the body just above two additional lions heads applied at both sides, each handle also hold...

Summary

2005/106/7
Brass and bronze tea urn in regency style with a massive rounded body supported on four vertically reeded pilaster-like legs terminating in lion heads at the top and lion feet at the bottom. The legs are in turn supported by four ball feet below a flat rectangular 'shelf' with curving sides and decorated with a small bronze sphinx in the centre. The urn is lifted by two upwardly curved handles soldered to the body just above two additional lions heads applied at both sides, each handle also holding a large ring. The cast brass spout is attached to the bottom of the body at the centre.

Inside the urn, a cylindrical container or box iron, hangs from a perforated plate near the top. This forms a heating element when a cylindrical iron weight is heated and placed inside to heat the water. The inside of the urn appears to be lined with tin.

Dimensions

320 mm
435 mm
330 mm

Production

The maker is unknown, it was probably made in England between about 1810 and 1830.
1810-1830

Source

Gift of Jean-Louis Buhagiar, 2005

Cite this Object

Regency tea urn 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 29 March 2017, <https://ma.as/350967>
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