Material and Medium: Brass
Dimensions: Overall: 345 x 210mm (13 9/16 x 8 1/4in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: L22.214.171.1242
This is a vase with cover, made in Persia (modern day Iran) and donated to the museum in 1881 as part of the Bragge collection.
The vase is made of brass, and decorated with chased figures of people and animals in medallions, representing sports. There is also ornament around the borders.
This urn is one of several objects collected by William Bragge (1823 – 1884), a civil engineer, antiquarian, and author. As an engineer he worked on many projects overseas and used this as an opportunity to collect many interesting objects. He had a particular interest in collecting writing about tobacco and antiques. Between 1858 and 1872 he worked in Sheffield as a director of steel manufacturer John Brown & Company. In 1870, he became Master Cutler of Sheffield.