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Urn, ca. 1750

This is a urn. It was manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory. It is dated ca. 1750 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is tin-glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Joseph Olérys (1697–1749) trained at the Clérissy Factory in Moustiers in the 1720s before moving to Alcora, Spain in 1727. There he worked at the manufactory of the Count of Aranda. In 1738, he returned to Moustiers, where he co-founded a company with his brother-in-law Jean-Baptiste Laugier, and introduced a new palette of glaze colors.

This object was donated by Eugene V. Thaw and Clare E. Thaw. It is credited Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Drawing, Urn, ca. 1800
  • pen and gray ink, watercolor, black chalk support: light blue laid paper.
  • Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.
  • 1938-88-5402
  • Urn, ca. 1820
  • porcelain, overglaze enameling and gilding.
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Reeves.
  • 1962-155-1-a

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 48.5 × 32 × 27 cm (19 1/8 × 12 5/8 × 10 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Interlaced "OL"

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Urn, ca. 1750; Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory ; tin-glazed earthenware; H x W x D: 48.5 × 32 × 27 cm (19 1/8 × 12 5/8 × 10 5/8 in.); Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw; 2017-20-3

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