Roswell Gleason and Sons (American, active 1851–1871)
Object Place: Dorchester, Massachusetts
Overall: 47 x 30.5 x 24.1 cm (18 1/2 x 12 x 9 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
The Heide Family Galleries (Gallery 238A)
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.
"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]."
Marked on underside of urn with Gleason & Sons "Massachusetts State Seal" mark. "32" scratched into underside of lid.
Early history unknown; purchased at auction (possibly a Northeast Auction) by Jonathan Fairbanks about 1999.
Gift of Jonathan and Louisa Fairbanks