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Large 19th Century Terracotta Urn on Modern Cement Plinth
This large terracotta urn shows playful children and goats frolicking, as well as continual grape vines and trees around the entire perimeter. It has two steel retaining rings mounted to secure the urn and to keep the existing stress crack from becoming more of an issue. It currently rests upon a modern cement base. This is likely Italian but we can’t be certain, we purchased this urn at a de-acquisition sale held at The Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh in the 1970s, and it may have been an item that Andrew Carnegie had himself commissioned for his new museum. Dimensions: Urn on base 62 ½” total height Urn: 33 ¾” tall; 29” diameter.
- In the Style Of
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1895
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition Detailscrack in urn which is being held in check by 2 steel retaining rings, very stable condition
- WearMinor structural damages.
- DimensionsH 62.5 in. x Dm 29 in.H 158.75 cm x Dm 73.66 cm
- Diameter29 in. (73.66 cm)
- Seller LocationPittsburgh, PA
- Reference NumberLU108387127913
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