It sits upon a swivel base with a heating element container, that heated the contents of the glass. The liquid being able to be poured without lifting it off its base. The stand stands quite firmly upon pegged legs. I believe that it is silver plate and has some tarnish still on it, so will require a little cleaning, otherwise, this is a rare and unique item indeed!
Comes complete with metal holder and original heating element. Possibly made by a Brooklyn company by the name of English Silver Manufacturing Corp. Carafe - 23cm H (w/lid 28cm) x 17cm W (approx). Stand - 20cm L x 12cm W (approx). Whole piece - 36cm H.