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Urn (France), ca. 1735

This is a urn. It was manufactured by Clerissy Workshop, Moustiers, France and Clerissy Factory. It is dated ca. 1735 and we acquired it in 1959. Its medium is tin-glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Catharine Oglesby and catalogued by Rebekah Pollock. It is credited Gift of Catharine Oglesby.

  • Urn, ca. 1780
  • tin-glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.
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  • Urn
  • silver.
  • Gift of Mrs. Jefferson Patterson.
  • 1981-13-25-a,b

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 23 x 27.2 x 21.2 cm (9 1/16 x 10 11/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

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Urn (France), ca. 1735; Manufactured by Clérissy Factory, Moustiers, France ; tin-glazed earthenware; H x W x D: 23 x 27.2 x 21.2 cm (9 1/16 x 10 11/16 x 8 3/8 in.); Gift of Catharine Oglesby; 1959-89-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection.

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