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Black Basalt Covered Urn Urn

This is a urn. It was decorated by John Flaxman and manufactured by Wedgwood. It is dated 1780–1800 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is stoneware ("black basalt"). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

  • Mount
  • cast and gilt bronze.
  • Gift of Mrs. George B. McClellan.
  • 1907-3-13
  • Urn
  • tin-glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.
  • 2017-20-3

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 25.5 × 15 × 13.3 cm (10 1/16 × 5 7/8 × 5 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside of base: WEDGWOOD (impressed)

Cite this object as

Black Basalt Covered Urn Urn; Manufactured by Wedgwood (United Kingdom); Decorated by John Flaxman (English, 1755 - 1826); England; stoneware ("black basalt"); H x W x D: 25.5 × 15 × 13.3 cm (10 1/16 × 5 7/8 × 5 1/4 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-301-a/d

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Mr. Pergolesi's Curious Things.

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