Hot water urn

ARTIST / MAKER: Joseph Angell & Son (maker)
DATE: 1851 (made)
PLACE: England (made)
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Silver engraved, with ivory insulators

This impressive Victorian urn was made in 1851 and is heavily engraved in the rococo style with architectural motifs, naturalistic details and animals. An inscription on the urn reads: ‘Presented with other tokens of their regard by the Congregation of St. George’s Church, Belfast, to their Beloved Pastor Rev. Wm. McIlwaine, A.M. and Ex Scholar of Trinity College, Dublin, Their grateful appreciation.’ William McIlwaine was an evangelical and a Classical and English scholar. He is known for writing a number of religious texts during his life including various poems, one of his most famous being ‘Death Conquered’.