Veilleuse (Teapot on Stand)

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The cylindrical stand which supports the teapot was meant to contain a small burner to keep the pot warm. The name veilleuse comes from the French for “nightlight” because the stand would glow when the burner inside was lit.

Porcelain. H 22.5 cm, W 14 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 5769