Cream Jug

English (Birmingham)
1874–75
Marked by Frederick Elkington (1887–1963), Made by Elkington & Co. (English)


Object Place: Europe, Birmingham, England

Dimensions

H. 8.1 cm x W. 8.3 cm (3 3/16 x 3 1/4 in.); Diam: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.); Weight: 45.5 gm ( 1 oz 10 dwt)

Accession Number

1991.542

Medium or Technique

Silver, gilded silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The cream jug is also formed like a small cylinder, with a plain foot, a triangular spout, and a handle with blossoms. The cream jug and the sugar bowl were almost certainly formed of seamed sheet, but the thick gilding on the interior obscures any signs of solder. The teapot, sugal bowl and cream jug are all etched, and engraved with motifs in the Japanese style, including jars, fans, and scrolls. The surface is gilt, with areas of the engraved decoration left white.

Inscription

On each, on underside, stamped pattern number 15110, registration stamp for July 10, 1857, ELKINGTON & CO

Markings

On each, sovereign's head, lion passant; maker's mark FE (Culme 3876); anchor, date letter Z

Provenance

1991, sold by Partridge Fine Arts, London, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 25, 1991)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frederick T. Bradbury, by exchange