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Teakettle and stand

Maker:
Thomas Heming (active 1745–73)
Date:
1749–50
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
a) H. 7 x W. 7 x D. 9 1/4 in. (17.8 x 17.8 x 23.5 cm); b) H. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Ogden Livingston Mills, 1937
Accession Number:
38.21.9a–c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 513
This teakettle is engraved with the arms of the Bisshopp family of Parham Park, Sussex.
Inscription: Motto: PRO DEO ET ECCLESIA (For God and the Church)

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned;
[2] O, (London date letter for 1749–50);
[3] Lion passant;
[4] TH, pellet between, in reserve (maker's mark for Thomas Heming, ent. 1745);

Location of marks:
All on bottom of kettle and all on base of lamp;
[3], inside lid
Odgen Livingston Mills (until 1937; bequeathed to MMA)
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