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Object Name: Teakettle and stand
Date: 1748
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Medium: Silver, wood
Dimensions: Overall: 14 1/2 × 9 7/8 × 7 3/8 in. (36.8 × 25.1 × 18.7 cm) Overall (weight, with wick and wood): 69 oz (troy) 18.6 dwt (2175.1 g)
Place made: Dutch Republic, Amsterdam
Description: Wrought silver kettle-on-stand (lampstand type); globular body with a plain circular foot; inset, hinged, round flat cover set within a swirling, engraved band of foliate scrolls and shells; turned wooden finial screwed through the center of the cover; cast, curved spout with a band at the juncture and a notched, molded lip; three part bail handle applied to the top with acanthus leaf joints, pivoting upright scroll-supports with acanthus leaf motifs on the strap ends, with turned wooden horizontal insulator between; engraved, "Given by/ Daniel Crommelin/ To his Grandson/ Daniel Crommelin Verplanck/ upon his Christening/ in 1762." on the front center of the body; deep, bowl-shaped stand with flared sides and an applied scalloped rim with curled shell motifs; three shell-shaped rests, which hold the kettle, are applied to the rim; pierced work at the sides below the rim shells in foliate scroll designs; foliate scroll and shell designs engraved between the pierced work; two, cast pivoting bail handles applied to opposite sides of the rim; circular hole in the center of the bowl to hold the burner; scalloped, concave apron with foliate pierced work, engraved shells and a molded rim with shell motifs applied to the bowl's base; three hollow cast scroll legs with foliate engraving, applied over the apron to the base of the bowl; circular burner with a high, concave neck and circular cover with wick strung through; maker's marks stamped on the bases of the kettle, stand and burner.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Object Number: 1956.197a-d
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Marks: engraved: front center: "Given by/ Daniel Crommelin/ To his Grandson/ Daniel Crommelin Verplanck/ upon his Christening/ in 1762." stamped: on the bases of the kettle, stand and burner: a crowned lion rampant, "PB" in an oval, a crowned chamfered rectangle with three x's in a verical row, "O" in an oval

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According to the engraved inscription, this teakettle was presented to Daniel Crommelin Verplanck (1762-1834) by his grandfather Daniel Crommelin (1707-1789) upon his christening in 1762.


Daniel Crommelin Verplanck (1762-1834), who married (2nd) Ann Walton (d. 1843); to their son James De Lancey Verplanck (1805-1881), who married Julia Agnes Caverly (d. 1888); to their son Samuel Verplanck (1840-1911), who married (2nd) Anna Schuchardt Rodgers (1839-1894); to their son John Bayard Rodgers Verplanck (1881-1955), who married Susan Van Wyck Andrews (1876-1960), the donor.


"Design in the Service of Tea," Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, NY, August 7–October 28, 1984.

"Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York," New-York Historical Society, May 4–September 23, 2012; Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL, January 28–April 20, 2014.