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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.
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