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Glass urn and stand, clear glass, the urn free-blown, resting on a hand formed and tooled tripod with twisted rings at top and bottom. Applied stamped lion's masks on ring at the top of each leg, and applied raspberry prunts on ring at base of each leg. Unmarked.
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Diameter: 100 millimetres
Height: 242 millimetres (stand)
Height: 302 millimetres (total)
Height: 153 millimetres (urn)
- Curator's comments
- A similar urn and stand was exhibited by Phillips and Pearce at the Paris Exhibition of 1867 and illustrated in 'The Art Journal Catalogue of the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1867', p. 67. The example illustrated is pictured on a small circular tray with ball feet and a raised plinth at the centre on which the urn stands.
Daniel Pearce (1817-1907) trained as a designer at the Somerset House science and art classes and was awarded a medal for proficiency. In about 1845 he set up a glass trade business with Dobson in St. James's Street. Dobson and Pearce became one of the most fashionable glass retailers in London, alongside Apsley Pellatt, and exhibited at the 1862 exhibition where their display included the famous Morrison Tazza, an elaborately engraved dish in the Renaissance style. Shortly after 1862, Pearce became part of Phillips and Pearce in Bond Street, designing table glass, centrepieces, chandeliers etc, executed for the most part in Stourbridge. He eventually dissolved the partnership with Phillips, working on his own and designing pieces for Webb's for the Paris 1878 Exhibition before joining Webb's in 1884.
- On display (G47/dc13)
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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