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  • We acquired this object.

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Black Basalt Covered Urn Urn, 1780–1800

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, ca. 1810
  • cast and gilt bronze.
  • Gift of Mrs. George B. McClellan.
  • 1907-3-13
  • Urn, ca. 1750
  • tin-glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.
  • 2017-20-3

Its dimensions are

25.5 x 15 cm (10 1/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Black Basalt Covered Urn Urn, 1780–1800; Manufactured by Wedgwood (United Kingdom); England; stoneware ("black basalt"); 25.5 x 15 cm (10 1/16 x 5 7/8 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-301-a/d

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