A MONUMENTAL AMERICAN SILVER-PLATED TEA URN, ROGERS, SMITH & CO., HARTFORD, CT, CIRCA 1860
the body chased with flowers and foliage enclosing three cartouches on each side, one side engraved "W.L.M. / 126 Prince St." and flanked by two idyllic river scenes with buildings along the banks, the other side with two river scenes, one with a fisherman and dog on a bridge, the matching cover with cartouches containing birds, lacking burner, but with an associated burner cover
applied on base with disc and stamped Patented Feb. 23, 1858
height 31 in.
At the time of purchase, this piece was said to come from the Hotel Astor in Soho.