Coffee urn

1830–50
Roswell Gleason (American, 1799–1887)


Object Place: Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

33.65 x 22.86 x 22.22 cm (13 1/4 x 9 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

64.1867a-b

Medium or Technique

Pewter (britannia ware)

On View

The Heide Family Galleries (Gallery 238A)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Pewter

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.

Markings

Marked on base: "4000 / ROSWELL GLEASON / 10"

Provenance

Early history unknown; part of the bequest to the MFA from Mrs. Stephen S. FitzGerald, Weston, Massachusetts, in 1964.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Stephen S. FitzGerald