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Catalog Number R1967.1.195ab
Object Name Urn
Description 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
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, China
Collection The Reeves Center
Collector Euchlin and Louise Herreshoff Reeves (R1967.1)
On View No