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Tea Urn in the Shape of Atlas Supporting the World Tea Urn, 1777–78

This is a tea urn. It was made by Thomas Heming. It is dated 1777–78 and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is silver, base metal (liner), wood. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Estate of James Hazen Hyde. It is credited Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde.

  • Mount, ca. 1810
  • cast and gilt bronze.
  • Gift of Mrs. George B. McClellan.
  • 1907-3-13
  • Object ID #907130197
  • silverplate.
  • Lent by Dallas Museum of Art, The Patsy Lacy Griffith Collection, gift of....
  • 35.2016.6

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 45.2 x 18.5 x 17.5 cm (17 13/16 x 7 5/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

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Tea Urn in the Shape of Atlas Supporting the World Tea Urn, 1777–78; Made by Thomas Heming (British, active 1745 – 1783); England; silver, base metal (liner), wood; H x W x D: 45.2 x 18.5 x 17.5 cm (17 13/16 x 7 5/16 x 6 7/8 in.); Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde; 1960-1-23-a/d

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