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Covered urn

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The tall raised vessel is of elongated convex form and rises to a slightly everted rim. Its short stem contains four rectangular reserves. Of these, two display a sun motif of saw-cut flames and a central gold disk, on which a face has been delineated in granulated gold. The design has been...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

Incuse mark "JPM" struck on base; incuse, san serif letters "STERLING" also struck on base

Provenance

The urn was made during the Handy and Harman silversmithing conference of 1951; retained by the artist until made a gift to the Museum.

Credit Line

Gift of John Paul Miller

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

1951

Object Place

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 18.4 x 6.2 x 6.8 cm (7 1/4 x 2 7/16 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

2001.158a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver, gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware