Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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tea urn
  • Sheffield
  • tea urn, 1784
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • silver
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 59.7 x 33 x 28 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 23 1/2 x 13 x 11 in
  • Bequest of Helen Foresman Spencer
  • Not on display
  • 1982.0314.a,b

Lidded serving urn with double ear-shaped handles. Conical in form with a square base. The base is pierce worked and set on ball feet. Bead elements prevail throughout the piece. Shield on front of the urn is inscribed. The lid is domed with an urn shaped finial.