Case for Claret Jug

English (Birmingham)
1897–98


Accession Number

1977.540b

Medium or Technique

Leather

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Leather case for Claret Jug


This jug is characteristic of the taste of the Aesthetic Movement with its elaborate ornament of stylized floral motifs and ribbons in the Japanese manner combined with the humble and quintessentially English daffodil. The decoration is applied directly onto the glass through an electrolytic deposit process, often referred to as silver overlay, which was developed in the 1880s. Charles Herbert Thompson, a metallurgist experimenting with the silver-deposit process, designed a number of pieces with similar decoration.

Inscription

INSCRIPTIONS: engraved in a cartouche on the side, "Arthur Buckley Esq:/ From/John & Gerald/ Taylor."
SCRATCHES: shallowly engraved on the lip of the neck, "24255 cg/cg/-."

Provenance

Presented by John and Gerald Taylor to Arthur Buckley, Esq. [see note 1]; by 1977, with Brand Inglis, Ltd, dealer, London, England; 1977, sold by Brand Inglis to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1977)

NOTES:
[1] Engraving on the side of the piece reads: "Arthur Buckley, Esq: / From / John & Gerald / Taylor"

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour