Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Tea urn

Maker:
John Carter II (active 1768–1777)
Date:
1773–74
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Height (wt. confirmed): 20 3/4 in., 7.5 lb. (52.7 cm, 3.4 kg)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.28a–f
Not on view
Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] London date letter for 1773–74;
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] I C in rectangular reserve (maker's mark for John Carter, entered before 1773).

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on inside section of urn into which heated iron is inserted
[1]–[4] on base
[3], [4] on rim of cover
Mary Dickinson , Trenton, New Jersey (until 1911; sold to MMA)
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