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Chafing Dish

A work made of silver and wood.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver and wood.

Date:

c. 1730

Artist:

John Burt
American, 1692/93–1745/46
Boston

About this artwork

Chafing dishes were common in the colonies and closely resemble their English counterparts. The interior plate held hot coals, and the chafing dish was probably fitted with a small tray that rested on the scroll supports and supported a kettle or pot. The decorative pierced work around the rim of the dish allowed the heat of the coals to warm the tray. The hoof foot is typical of New England chafing dishes of the period.

Status

On View, Gallery 166

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

John Burt

Title

Chafing Dish

Origin

Boston

Date

c. 1730

Medium

Silver and wood

Inscriptions

Maker's mark twice on bottom, in shaped rectangle: J BURT Engraved on bottom: M / J = M Engraved on bottom: John C. Phillips / from his Mother / Nov. 5, 1915 / From the Phillips family / old silver

Dimensions

10.2 × 15.2 × 30.5 cm (4 3/8 × 6 7/8 × 12 1/8 in.); 528.4 g

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Antiquarian Society through the Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A. Seipp Fund

Reference Number

1952.1097

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