18 January 2007
A FINE SILVER SUGAR URN
MARK OF EPHRAIM BRASHER, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1780
Urn-form, on circular pedestal foot, with beaded foot and neck, the tapering domed cover with beaded border and urn-form finial, the body and cover with bright-cut borders, the body with floral garland centering two oval cartouches engraved with monogram JCG and SJT, marked twice on foot
10½ in. high; 18 oz. 10 dwt.
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This urn is a particularly fine and early example of a distinctively American form.
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