Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cistern and lid
  • Germany
  • cistern and lid, 1800s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • pewter
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 20.2 x 15.9 x 11.1 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 15/16 x 6 1/4 x 4 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Alice Dains
  • Not on display
  • 1949.0002.01.a,b

Eight sided cistern with two handles and a lid. The cistern has a relief band of flowers and vines around the top and bottom. At the bottom of the cistern is a triangular section with a spout. Near the top of the cistern is a wreath design with the initials "I.K" inside. The lid is slightly domed with a decorative finial on top.