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Chestnut urn with top

1949.378.1AB (RS119497)

Description

Chestnut urn; oval base tapers to stem and helmet-like body; conforming top with pointed finial; applied ormolu lion's head and ring handles; black-painted ground with gilt decoration of leaves and a pastoral farm scene; unfinished pewter interior.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1765-1800
Inscriptions
On paper inside one urn: Chestnut urns, pewter, Jappaned Ware, England or Wales Circa 1770.
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
gilding
gilt bronze
japanning
painting (coating)
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
case furniture
covers (closures)
Farming
farming
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Gilded
gilding
gilt bronze
heads (representations)
Japanned
japanning
lion
Lion
Ormolu
Painted
painting (coating)
Pastoral
pastoral
Pewter
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
URN
urns
Dimensions
13.375 x 7.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.378.1AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
8046

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