Tea Kettles & Urns Photos

Early tea pots evolved to sit on a matching stand which contained a heat source to keep the beverage warm. Others designed to contain larger volumes of tea or hot water were designed with valved spouts or swivel stands so pouring could be done without lifting the pot. Such tea or hot water urns are sometimes called samovars.

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Silver kettle, stand & burner by Peter Archambo I of Britain at Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV.Silver Teakettle-on-Stand by Joseph Richardson, Sr. of Philadelphia, PA at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver water kettle on stand by Thomas Gilpin of England at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Silver coffee urn from Natchez home of Winthrop Sargent, first governor of Mississippi Territory at Museum of Mississippi History. Jackson, MS.
Silver kettle, stand & burner (George II,1740-41) by Peter Archambo I of Britain at Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV.Silver Teakettle-on-Stand (1745-54) by Joseph Richardson, Sr. of Philadelphia, PA at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver water kettle on stand (1747) by Thomas Gilpin of England at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Silver coffee urn from Natchez home of Winthrop Sargent, first governor of Mississippi Territory (1798-1801) at Museum of Mississippi History. Jackson, MS.
Silver water heater kettle from Bolivia at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.Coffee urn by Christian Wiltberger of Philadelphia at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Gilt silver hot water urn by Martin-Guillaume Biennais of Paris at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Copper & brass coffee urn gift to Oliver Ellsworth from Napoleon Bonaparte now at Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.
Silver water heater kettle (18th C) from Bolivia at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.Coffee urn (c1800) by Christian Wiltberger of Philadelphia at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Gilt silver hot water urn (1809-19) by Martin-Guillaume Biennais of Paris at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Copper & brass coffee urn gift to Oliver Ellsworth from Napoleon Bonaparte now at Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.
Brass hot water urn at Shaw Mansion. New London, CT.Silver plated tea machine from Britain at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Pair of silver coffee or tea urns at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Silver & ivory tea fountain by Charles-Nicolas Odiot of Paris at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Brass hot water urn at Shaw Mansion. New London, CT.Silver plated tea machine (c1810) from Britain at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Pair of silver coffee or tea urns at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Silver & ivory tea fountain (c1840) by Charles-Nicolas Odiot of Paris at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Silver tea fountain by Marc-Augustin Lebrun of Paris at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Silver kettle-on-stand by Augustus Rogers Workshop, Boston, MA at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Silver water kettle by John C. Moore of Mulford, Wendell & Co., Albany, NY at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Gilded silver & ivory coffee & tea service by Carl Johan Tegelsten in made for Russian royalty at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.
Silver tea fountain (c1845) by Marc-Augustin Lebrun of Paris at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Silver kettle-on-stand (c1850) by Augustus Rogers Workshop, Boston, MA at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Silver water kettle (c1851) by John C. Moore of Mulford, Wendell & Co., Albany, NY at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Gilded silver & ivory coffee & tea service (1852) by Carl Johan Tegelsten in made for Russian royalty at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.
Gold tea service in Clermont. Germantown, NY.Silver coffee urn by J.E. Caldwell & Co. of Philadelphia, PA at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Silver teakettle & stand by Tiffany & Co. at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Hot water pot by Meriden Britannia Co. of Meriden, CT at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.
Gold tea service (1865-75) in Clermont. Germantown, NY.Silver coffee urn (c1875) by J.E. Caldwell & Co. of Philadelphia, PA at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Silver teakettle & stand (1877 &1889) by Tiffany & Co. at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Hot water pot (c1885) by Meriden Britannia Co. of Meriden, CT at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.
Silver tea kettle on stand by Gebelein Silversmiths of Boston, MA at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Arts & Crafts brass teapot on stand by WMF in Corbett House at Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ.Silver tea at Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA.Silver tea urn with railroad scenes used to lobby a Senator to get transcontinental railroad at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Silver tea kettle on stand (c1910) by Gebelein Silversmiths of Boston, MA at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Arts & Crafts brass teapot on stand by WMF in Corbett House at Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ.Silver tea at Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA.Silver tea urn with railroad scenes used to lobby a Senator to get transcontinental railroad at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Silver water urn, teapot & candlesticks at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.Silver teapot at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.Copper kettle on stand in parlor at General Daniel Bissell House. St. Louis, MO.Samovar in kitchen at Taos Art Museum. Taos, NM.
Silver water urn, teapot & candlesticks at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.Silver teapot at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.Copper kettle on stand in parlor at General Daniel Bissell House. St. Louis, MO.Samovar in kitchen at Taos Art Museum. Taos, NM.
Silver samovar at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Tea kettle in Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY.Glass kerosene lamp & silver tea urn in Chillman Parlor at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Silver tea service in pantry at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.
Silver samovar at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Tea kettle in Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY.Glass kerosene lamp & silver tea urn in Chillman Parlor at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Silver tea service in pantry at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.
Silver tea pot on heating platform at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.Silver teapot & heating stand at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.Sideboard with silver hot water urn plus coffee & tea service at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.Tea pot & cups in dining room of Woodrow Wilson Birthplace. Staunton, VA.
Silver tea pot on heating platform at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.Silver teapot & heating stand at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.Sideboard with silver hot water urn plus coffee & tea service at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.Tea pot & cups in dining room of Woodrow Wilson Birthplace. Staunton, VA.
Silver tea server with WV engraving in family dining room at West Virginia Governor's Mansion. Charleston, WV.Tea urn at Craik-Patton House. Charleston, WV.Silver tea pot with tea box & cups at Craik-Patton House. Charleston, WV.Silver hot drink tankard at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Indianapolis, IN.
Silver tea server with WV engraving in family dining room at West Virginia Governor's Mansion. Charleston, WV.Tea urn at Craik-Patton House. Charleston, WV.Silver tea pot with tea box & cups at Craik-Patton House. Charleston, WV.Silver hot drink tankard at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Indianapolis, IN.
Silver coffee salver in Grimm Jewelry Store at Greenfield Village. Dearborn, MI.Silver beverage warmer at Hower House. Akron, OH.

Silver coffee salver in Grimm Jewelry Store at Greenfield Village. Dearborn, MI.Silver beverage warmer at Hower House. Akron, OH.


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