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Creator Name: Pantin, Simon
Creator Role: Maker
Creator Dates/Places: flourished 1699-1728
Creator Name-CRT: Simon Pantin
Title: Tea Kettle on Tripod Table-Stand
Title Type: Object name
View: Tea Kettle and Spirit Burner
Creation Start Date: 1724
Creation End Date: 1724
Creation Date: 18th century (1724)
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Metalwork-Silver
Materials and Techniques: silver
Dimensions: H. of stand 25 1/4 in. (64.1 cm), H. of kettle and lamp 15-1/2 in. (39.4 cm), L. 12 in. (30.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 68.141.81
Credit Line: Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
The 'Queen Anne' style kettle, with its stand and spirit burner and its accompanying silver table, is the most important surviving work of the celebrated Huguenot silversmith Simon Pantin, who was active in London in the first three decades of the eighteenth century. Pantin enjoyed the patronage of influential fashionable clients, including the king. The owners of this piece of tea equipment, George Bowes and his wife, Eleanor Verney, daughter and sole heir of an immensely wealthy father, lived in Yorkshire. Their combined coats of arms are engraved on the kettle, stand, and tabletop, which, somewhat unusually, can be unscrewed from the table shaft to form a salver standing on four feet. The shape of these feet, the octagonal forms of the tabletop with its upwardly curving rim, and the octagonal plan of the kettle itself derive from Chinese forms that were familiar in London at the time in imported lacquers and porcelains. The table tripod and shaft, however, are inspired by contemporary wood furniture.
AMICA ID: MMA_.68.141.81
AMICA Library Year: 2000
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