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Coal vase

Object Number: 
Z.294
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Tin, iron, paint, gilding
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 1/2 x 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. ( 74.9 x 31.1 x 31.1 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on inside of lid: "The JEWETT / G / VASE" typed: on exhibition label found in object: "COAL SCUTTLE / maker unknown / painted tin / late 19th-century / gift of John V. Irwin"
Description: 
Japanned tin coal vase or scuttle with stenciled and painted decoration; slanted top with flanged rim, and front with canted corners; cast iron handles (one on either side) with leaf, flower, and branch motif; four cast iron feet resembling short, bifurcated tree trunks with mounts in the form of crossed branches.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group