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Object ID 1952.021.001
Object Name Urn
Collection Silver
Credit line Bequest of Frank C. Jones, Jr., grandson of Jacob Jones
Date 1814
Artist Thomas Fletcher & Sidney Gardiner
Made Thomas Fletcher & Sidney Gardiner
Description Commemorative silver urn presented to Commodore Jacob Jones by the Legislature of Delaware to commend the victory of his ship "Wasp" over the British ship "Frolic" during the War of 1812 . The urn has a bulbous body surmounted by a circular drum set on a square plinth with claw feet. There are two handles with ram's head bases and a lid decorated with leaf designs and topped with an eagle finial. There is a scene on the body of the Wasp engaging the Frolic. Inscribed to Captain Jacob Jones, Commander of the Sloop of War "Wasp", by the Legislature of the state of Delaware.

Dimensions H-16 W-13.5 Dia-8.5 inches
Dimension Details diameter = diameter of the bowl
Owned Jacob Jones
Provenance The urn was presented to Commodore Jacob Jones from his native Delaware, following his capture of the British vessel "Frolic" during the War of 1812. This item was bequeathed to the Delaware Historical Society in 1949 by the original owner's grandson, but was mistakenly sent to the U.S. Naval Academy. It was then sent to the New York Historical Society, to whom the other half of the memorabilia was bequeathed.

Subjects Silver
People Jones, Jacob
Gardiner, Sidney
Search Terms Jacob Jones
Jacob Jones Commemorative Urn
Jacob Jones Urn
War of 1812
Material Silver
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA