Case for Claret Jug
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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.
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/-."
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)
 Engraving on the side of the piece reads: "Arthur Buckley, Esq: / From / John & Gerald / Taylor"
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour