Urn or vase of neo-classical form with raised cover, torch knop, pistol grip handles, molded reliefwork, and marbled plinth; decorated in polychrome enamels and gold, with shield (bearing the initials DMG) and a crest of ermine mantling within and oval medallion on opposite sides beneath a ship flying an Hounourable East India Company ensign, foliate and other patterned bands on the cover body, and foot.
According to Howard and Ayers, urns of this form copy a Wedgwood example based on earlier designs by Stefano della Bella. Beurdely and Raindre, as well as Phillips, suggest instead that the immediate source is a c. 1775 Swedish model made at Marieberg.
The initials and crest are those of a member of the Goodwin family. Tea and coffee service with the same crest, initials, vessel and flag is also known.
|Year Range from||1795|
|Year Range to||1800|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Mr. and Mrs. Euchlin D. Reeves Collection in memory of Mrs. Chester Green Reeves and Miss Lizzie H. Dyer|