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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:

    M.13:2-1998

  • 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)

Date

1995 (designed)
1997 (made)

Artist/maker

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.

Dimensions

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:
TEAPOT AND JAR
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.

Materials

Pewter; Wood

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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