Georgian copper water warming urn with Lion handles. The hot water urn was an essential part of the tea service by the latter half of the 18th century. It kept the water warm so that the tea pot could be refilled. The charcoal burning urn made its appearance in the 1760s and rapidly put teaand coffee kettles, which have a burner underneath, out of fashion. The discovery, patented by John Wadham in 1774, that a heated bar of cast iron, inserted in a tube around which the water flowed, acted almost as efficiently as an external charcoal burner and allowed for a more elegant design, meant that the heater could be dispensed with.
Condition : As seen pictures some wear to cooper
Materials : Copper
Origin : British
Manufacture Date : Georgian
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