Urn

English (London)
1790–91
Marked by Hester Bateman (1708–1794)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 62.1 cm x W. 34.1 cm x D. 30.8 cm (24 7/16 x 13 7/16 x 12 1/8 in.); Weight: 3,472,9 gm (1110z 13 dwt)

Accession Number

41.224a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver, jade

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The paneled vase-shaped body rests on a spreading, shaped square plinth, which is supported by four scrolled feet. The body and the foot are formed from raised sheet, with applied moldings and wires. The cast squared handles are harp-shaped with applied acanthus and palmette leaves and chased rosettes. The tapering spout, which is square in section, is joined to a shaped ellipse on the lower front of the body and has a jade spigot. The paneled trumpet-shaped cover is surmounted by an urn-shaped finial. Each panel on the plinth, body and cover is ornamented with bright-cut bands and floral sprays. The interior of the urn is fitted with a removable cylinder to contain a heater that has a plain cap with a handle and a shield in the form of a disk. These pieces are fabricated from sheet.

Inscription

Engraved on front, in monogram, ARL. Engraved on back, in monogram, HAL.

Markings

On underside, sovereign's head (repeated inside cover); date letter p;leopard's head crowned; lion passant (repeated three times on heater and inside cover); maker's mark HB (Grimwade 961) (repeated three times on heater and inside cover)

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Horatio A. Lamb to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 10, 1941)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb