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Jar and lid

Jar and lid

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1995 (designed)
    1997 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kearney, Eleanor (designer)
    Kearney, Eleanor (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pewter, spun and soldered; maplewood sphere lid

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The jar rests on a flat, circular base, the wall swells upwards and outwards and is surmounted by a dome, with a circular segment removed at an angle of 45º, off centre, which forms the mouth of the vessel, the rim edged with a plain moulding. The jar is made in two sections; the hemispherical dome is braised to the body at the neck of the vessel. The soldered join is invisible externally. The external surface, highly polished. The lid is a turned sphere of maplewood.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1995 (designed)
1997 (made)


Kearney, Eleanor (designer)
Kearney, Eleanor (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pewter, spun and soldered; maplewood sphere lid

Marks and inscriptions

Incised in the centre of the base, two concentric circles, one within the other.
Unknown; In the centre of the base.


Height: 11 cm, Width: 7.5 cm, Length: 8.5 cm, Diameter: 5.4 cm Lid

Object history note

Made on commission for the Pewter Gallery, (Room 81), the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Descriptive line

Jar, pewter, with turned, maplewood lid. Designed and made by Eleanor Kearney, London, 1997

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Turner, Eric, Art Nouveau and Twentieth Century Pewter in Anthony North, Pewter at the Victoria & Albert Museum. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1999. p.186 ill. ISBN 1851772235

Labels and date

BADA 2004 Exhibition label:
Pewter and maplewood, Sheffield, designed in 1995 and made in 1997 by Eleanor Kearney Pewter Design
Eleanor Kearney (b. 1966) established her own design and production company for a range of pewter, which is sold internationally. These pieces are of spun and polished pewter with handle and lids of polished maplewood.
M.12-13-1998 [March 2004]

Production Note

Designed in 1977 by Eleanor Kearney and made in her workshops, Eleanor Kearney Pewter Design, Unit 2x, Cockpit Workshops, Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP, 1997.


Pewter; Wood




Metalwork Collection

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