Joseph Heinrich Hare Chafing Dish Copper, oak, silver United States, late 19th century Hammered copper serving dish with turned oak handle, silver-rimmed lid with oak mushroom knob set in silver scrolls, the server set in a hammered copper water reservoir, all in a silver-rimmed, hammered copper stand with three scroll legs, rampant cast copper hares decorate the legs, the whole set on a oak base with copper flashing, the three-wick hammered copper burner with oak handle mounted on silver scroll feet, each wick with a copper snuffer, ht. 10 1/2, lg. 20 1/2 in. Literature: For a similar example, see Charles L. Venable, Silver in America, 1840-1940 , (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art), 1994, fig. 9.3.