Friends of the Public Garden – Online Art Auction
Auction Ends: Oct 21, 2015 08:00 PM EDT

Shaw Elm Tree Art

Stoneware Jar with Elm Lid

Item Number
115
Estimated Value
450 USD
Sold
300 USD to rlfd866d1
Number of Bids
6  -  Bid History

Item Description

Size: 4 3/4” x 4 ¼” x 6"

Stoneware with shino glaze to the interior and wood-ash glaze marks to the exterior, wood-fired to cone 10.  The lid is made of wood taken from one of the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial elm trees, across from the Massachusetts State House, during a preservation pruning on December 13, 2014. 

Augustus Saint-Gaudens created the monument in 1884 in honor of the Civil War campaign of the Massachusetts 54th infantry regiment and it was built around the then existing mature trees.  These English Elm trees are thought to be over 200 years old and are the oldest trees on Boston Common. They are believed to have been planted by John Hancock

Special Instructions

This item can be picked up at the Friends office at 69 Beacon Street, or it can be shipped. Winning bidder pays for shipping. 

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