Eustis Estate

Urn and Stand

Possibly Boston & Sandwich Glass Company
Sandwich or Boston, Massachusetts, or Northeastern United States, 1850–60
Uranium glass
25 ¼ x 10 ½ x 10 ½ in.
Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest, and Frasier W. McCann

Throughout Beauport, Henry Sleeper displayed comparatively inexpensive pieces of colored glass to dramatic effect. This green glass urn is one of a set; two smaller versions appear in Ranken’s portrait of the Chapel Chamber, where the shutters have been opened just enough to allow the glass to glow without taking too much attention away from the room’s other charms.