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Coffee urn

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Lidded urn with eight-sided, footed body with vertical seams at corners. The panels for the body may have been die-stamped with a drop-press and soldered together. Two handles opposite each other on body. Lid with strawberry-shaped finial. Spout is brass.

Marks

Marked on base: "4000 / ROSWELL GLEASON / 10"

Provenance

Early history unknown; part of the bequest to the MFA from Mrs. Stephen S. FitzGerald, Weston, Massachusetts, in 1964.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Stephen S. FitzGerald

1830–50

Object Place

Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

33.65 x 22.86 x 22.22 cm (13 1/4 x 9 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

64.1867a-b

Medium or Technique

Pewter (britannia ware)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Pewter