I am beginning a new series of posts showing Antique and Unique Cremation Urns as seen in my personal collection and as encountered on my visits to historic crematories and columbaria across the US.
For the first in the series:
This urn is a Gorham Urn, model QU575 - which was first made during WWII when bronze, Gorham's usual medium, was scarcely available. The urn was one of few made in the industry that was not bronze - but was made of a Zinc/Aluminum alloy. In 1963, this urn had a suggested retail price of $54.
(From the author's personal Cremation Urn Collection)