collection of Winterthur Museum

Additional Image:

Shown here are two other classical urn designs.  


A fireplace decorated with similar tiles in the Henry Francis du Pont home, now the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate.


Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Literature, Classical, Mythology, and the Arts

Date: c. 1770-1780


  • Height: 5.00 in (12.7 cm)
  • Width: 4.93 in (12.5222 cm)

Maker: Guy Green


A tin-glazed earthenware fireplace or wall tile overglaze printed in black and washed with green with a covered urn with acanthus scrolls in the revived classical style.  It is one of many designs produced to serve as decorative tiles on a wall or on a fireplace surround.  See below for other examples. The source of the design is Matthias Darley, 55 Vases, London 1770, plate...