French 18th century tea kettle on stand, a flattened ball-shaped tea kettle with high fixed handle, drake's neck spout, cast bird finial and repousse scroll floral and hunting scene, elliptical band decoration on a cast tripod base with a deep mask and floral cast skirt and shell feet, on a triangular footed saucer with molded edges and indented sides. This was the "camp kettle" of Comte de Noaille of the French forces in America during the American Revolution, and descended from the family of Thomas Robinson of Newport to the donor.
Credit LineGift of William Wharton Smith
Object Typekettles (vessels)
Related People & OrganizationsDe Noilles, Comte (associated)
Smith, William Wharton (associated)
Robinson, Thomas (associated)