19th century Dutch pewter chestnut urn with lion masks


Made by an unidentified maker his touchmark under the foot. A pair of lion mask escutcheons are pierced and have pewter ring handles. The slip off lid has an inner keeper ring to locate it precisely in the body. This later Regency period form was often decoratively finished by hand painting, but this example shows no evidence of such work. 5½" rim, and 4⅝" base diameters. 13" overall height, and 9⅛" to rim. In excellent condition, with medium-light grey original surface patina. REF: C3859