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urn with cover
  • United States or England, United Kingdom
  • urn with cover, late 1700s–early 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States or England, United Kingdom
  • blown glass
  • Object Height: 38.1 cm
    Object Height: 15 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6373.a,b

Milky white, blown glass urn with cover. The thick base is round. The short stem has a button like knop. The body flares outward, turning in sharply at the shoulder. The neck is thick and flares out into a galleried rim. On the body is a brown painted scene with houses and trees. There are four bands of gilding on the body and one on the lid. There are three blue, foliate bands on the body and blue foliate decoration on the cover. The cover is domed with a gold, globe-shaped finial.