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

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

13.375 x 7.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.378.2AB

Places

Probably