Chestnut urn with top

Date

1765-1800

GUSN

GUSN-8047

Description

Oval base tapers to stem and helmet-like body. Conforming top with pointed finial. Applied ormolu lion's head; ring handles. Black painted ground with gilt decoration of leaves and a pastoral farm scene. Unfinished pewter interior.

Details

Descriptive Terms

urns
covers (closures)
case furniture
gilding
japanning
gilt bronze
painting (coating)
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
farming
figure- and animal-derived motifs
lion
heads (representations)
pastoral
Pewter
Painted
Lion
Gilded
Pastoral
Japanned
Ormolu
Farming
URN

Inscription

On paper inside one urn: Chestnut urns, pewter, Jappaned Ware, England or Wales Circa 1770.

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Additional Identification Number

1949.378.2A,B

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

13.375 x 7.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.378.2AB