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  • image SM Adam volume 25/156

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SM Adam volume 25/156


[5] Design of an urn on a pedestal for the dining room, c1780, executed with alterations


Elevation of an urn on a pedestal. The urn has a figurative scene on the upper body, surmounted by a band of vine, and with gadrooning on the socle, lower body, neck and lip. The pedestal has a recessed panel containing a figurative medallion surrounded by palmettes, tubular flowers, husks, rosettes and arabesques, and with egg and dart moulding in the cornice


bar scale of 2 ½ inches to 1 foot


Vase and pedestal for the sideboard table in the Dining room at Byram for Sir John Ramsden Baronet

Signed and dated

  • c1780
    datable to c1780

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, and coloured washes of black, cerulean blue and yellow (431 x 274)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, p. 307, Index p. 5
Harris, 1963, p. 48
Spiers, 1979, p. 46, Index, p. 5
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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