Regency Old Sheffield Plate Hot Water or Tea Urn, oblong form with domed lid having a shell and cornucopia decorated finial, the same motif repeated at each side of the top of the gadroon-edged container. Container with engraved cow crest to front, over a ribbed lower body, with side ring handles. Futed legs extending up the sides of the body, topped by shell form capitals and terminating in figural paws atop a quadruped base with four compressed ball feet. Removable urn form burner with ribbed body. Unsigned. 18 1/2"H x 10 1/2"W x 12"D (including spigot). English, circa 1800. Provenance: the estate of Marion H. "Bit" Hutcheson, Happy Valley Farms, Rossville, Georgia. CONDITION: Overall good condition with some scratching and wear to plate, particularly at paw feet, spigot and top of burner. Wear to finial. Spigot not tested or guaranteed for functionality. 1 1/4" dent to rear side of container. A few other scattered smaller, minor dents and scratches. Wear and mineral accumulation to interior.
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