Roswell Gleason (American, 1799–1887)
Object Place: Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
33.65 x 22.86 x 22.22 cm (13 1/4 x 9 x 8 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Pewter (britannia ware)
The Heide Family Galleries (Gallery 238A)
Lidded urn with eight-sided, footed body with vertical seams at corners. The panels for the body may have been die-stamped with a drop-press and soldered together. Two handles opposite each other on body. Lid with strawberry-shaped finial. Spout is brass.
Marked on base: "4000 / ROSWELL GLEASON / 10"
Early history unknown; part of the bequest to the MFA from Mrs. Stephen S. FitzGerald, Weston, Massachusetts, in 1964.
Bequest of Mrs. Stephen S. FitzGerald