Cream Jug

English (London)
1800–01
Marked by Peter Bateman (1740–1825), Marked by William Bateman I (1774–1850), Marked by Ann Bateman (1748–before 1813)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 12.1cm x W. 7.3 cm x D.12.5 cm (4 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 4 15/16 in.) Weight: 144.6 gm (4 oz 13 dwt)

Accession Number

1985.64

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The elliptical body with curving sides has panels of fluting on either side of the handle and spout. It is formed of seamed sheet, with an inset base. The panel in the center of each side and that below the spout is engraved with bright-cut floral sprays, deeply worn. A band of bright-cut follows the curved line of the molded rim. The squared handle is extremely worn.

Inscription

Engraved on side, MD; engraved on underside, 1802.

Markings

Below spout, maker's mark PB/AB/WB (Grimwade 2141); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; sovereign's head; date letter E.

Provenance

Martha Coffin (1783-1832) of Salem, Massachusetts, who married Richard Derby, by descent through the family to her great-great-granddaughter; Gift of Jeannie U. Dupee to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 1985)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeannie U. Dupee