Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
4 5/16 x 5 3/8 x 9 in. (11 x 13.7 x 22.9 cm) (show scale)
Stamped on underside of body, in script: "Jas. Thomson"
Incised on body, on side opposite spout, in fancy script: "C M C / TO / T G F C [?]"
Dick S. Ramsay Fund
Silver and wood brandy warmer with lid. Round squat bulbous bowl rises from flat bottom, with flaring lip and slightly arched triangular spout. Wooden handle at 90-degree angle to spout; lathe-turned stem with large main lobe and squat bulbous finial; attached with silver collar that ends in two heart-shaped plates that are soldered to side of bowl. Fitted, slightly domed lid with spherical finial.
Condition: Good; overall dings and scratches; lid slightly misshaped such that it no longer fits snugly into bowl.
James Thompson. Brandy Warmer, 1834-1841. Silver, wood, 4 5/16 x 5 3/8 x 9 in. (11 x 13.7 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 53.58. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 53.58_bw.jpg)
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