Teakettle, lamp, and table

Simon Pantin I British

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 512

Silver furniture—however improbable it may sound—was one of the glories of the French court, and a fashion emulated by ambitious English patrons. Most English examples were achieved by covering a wooden core with sheets of embossed silver, but the baroque stand for this faceted kettle is made of cast-silver components. It was made for George Bowes the year he married the fourteen-year-old Eleanor Verney, daughter and heir of an immensely wealthy father.

#2154. Teakettle, lamp, and table

Teakettle, lamp, and table, Simon Pantin I (British, ca. 1672–1728), Silver, wood, British, London

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