Urn

1851–71
Roswell Gleason and Sons (American, active 1851–1871), Roswell Gleason (American, 1799–1887)


Object Place: Dorchester, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 47 x 30.5 x 24.1 cm (18 1/2 x 12 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2004.2207a-b

Medium or Technique

Silverplate

On View

The Heide Family Galleries (Gallery 238A)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Large silverplated urn with a round foot decorated with band of leafage; reel baluster stem; large urn with band of grape leaves at base and at top; spigot extends from lower band of leaves and is fitted with an inverted-lyre-shaped handle; detachable lid with bezel rising to cast eagle with spread wings and with talons grasping a globe, with cast leafage below.

Inscription

"32" scratched on undersid of lid; modern paper sticker with "1295" in blue ink affixed on underside of lid, along with a second sticker inscribed in blue ink, "6276/1295;" modern sticker affixed inside urn reads, "D651 [or 0651] [in blue ink] /111 [in red ink]."

Markings

Marked on underside of urn with Gleason & Sons "Massachusetts State Seal" mark. "32" scratched into underside of lid.

Provenance

Early history unknown; purchased at auction (possibly a Northeast Auction) by Jonathan Fairbanks about 1999.

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan and Louisa Fairbanks