P.O. Box 6720 Incline Village, NV 89450 , United States Call Seller 510.414.4545


Pair of 19th Century Urns (Japanned Tole and Copper)

$ 6,600
  • Description
    The copper domed covers are mounted with wood finials (possible added later). The shaped body of the urns terminate with turned socles which are in turn supported by drum like bases mounted by hexagonal plinths.
    The decoration is hand painted in polychrome with dancing maidens reminiscent of Neoclassical design. Swags of ribbons and garlands of ivy leaves round out the rest of the décor.

    The bases are similarly decorated. The dark cream background japanning is refreshed

    49 ¾” height
    14 ¾” depth


    Lot #164 Sotheby's April 24, 2008

    Devenish and Company
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Copper Tole, Jappaned, Hand Painted
    Condition: Excellent.
    Creation Date: Circa 1820's
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, Neoclassical, Regency
    Incollect Reference #: 155295
  • Dimensions
    W. 14.75 in; H. 49.75 in;
    W. 37.47 cm; H. 126.37 cm;
Message from Seller:

We are specialists in the field of antique mechanical coin banks. These rare and unique items were sold during the late 1800's and early 1900's to encourage and educate young children on the importance of saving money, with the majority of them having been made in America. We are leading experts in this field and one of the foremost dealers, having traded in mechanical banks since 1976.

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