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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.
pewter (tin alloy)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
On paper inside one urn: Chestnut urns, pewter, Jappaned Ware, England or Wales Circa 1770.
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),
13.375 x 7.25 (HxW) (inches)
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan