Cream Jug

English (London)
20th century, bearing marks for 1721–22
Marked by Bowles Nash


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H.11.6 cm x W. 10.5 x D. 6.6 cm (4 9/16 x 4 1/8 x 2 5/8 in.); Weight: 209 gm (6 oz 15 dwt)

Accession Number

33.116

Medium or Technique

Metal

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The cream jug, raised from sheet, has a pear-shaped octagonal body and rests on a cast octagonal stepped foot. A molded wire is applied to the midsection. The scrolled handle is cast in two vertical pieces, set opposite a triangular spout with a rounded drop. The raised sugar bowl has a bulbous octagonal body and rests on a plain octagonal foot. It has a molded wire around its middle and rim, and two cast scrolled handles with rounded drops.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on side, an unidentifiable crest : (a lion's head erased on a ducal coronet).
INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, "LC"; "7=1";scratched, "10452".

Markings

On the underside, maker's mark NAfor Bowles Nash (first mark entered 1721)(Grimwade 2083);date letter F; lion's head erased; Britannia.

Provenance

1933, given anonymously to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)