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Object ID 1939.030
Object Name Urn, Coffee; Urn, Tea
Collection Silver
Credit line Gift of Miss Susan Cornelia Bowman
Year Range from 1780
Year Range to 1800
Makers mark Marked "Silver Edg'd" on base
Description Silver-plated, Neoclassical-style hot water urn that came from the home of Jacob Broom (1752-1810) near Montchanin. The urn is silver plated copper with a brass front spigot and lion head handles with rings on each side. It has a simple domed lid that terminates in a ball finial and stands on a square plinth base. There is an engraved wreath motif over the spigot.
Dimensions H-18.5 W-10 Dia-12 inches
Dimension Details Overall greatest dimensions
Owned Jacob Broom
Provenance This item originally belonged to Jacob Broom (1752-1810), a Wilmington-born businessman who played a minor role in the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and served the city of Wilmington in various civic roles, including as both Assistant and Chief Burgess and as its first Postmaster (1790-92). The urn descended to his son, James Madison Broom (1776-1850), whose second wife, Mary (Lowber) Broom gave it to Mary Adams (Clark) Bowman. Mrs. Bowman then gave it to her daughter, Miss Susan Cornelia Bowman.
Subjects Silver
Search Terms Silver
Material Sheffield plate; brass
Place of Origin England