Cream Jug

English (London)
1786–87
Marked by Hester Bateman (1708–1794)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 16 cm x W. 12.1 cm x D. 5.5 cm (6 5/16 x 4 3/4 x 2 3/16 in.); Weight: 116.2 gm (3 oz 15 dwt)

Accession Number

47.1355

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The helmet-shaped body, formed from raised sheet, has a high, narrow pouring lip. It rests on a circular spreading foot with a beaded rim on a square base. A string of beading lines the rim and spout. The high loop handle is reeded. The body is engraved and chased along the borders with bands of geometric ornament and on the plain surface of the body with swags of flowers and ribbons.

Inscription

Engraved on front, MB in monogram; scrathced on underside of foot, "216".

Markings

To right of handle, maker's mark HB (Grimwade 961); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter l; sovereign's head.

Provenance

Lent by Mrs. Adelaide J. Sargent. April 24, 1915. Transferred to Mrs. Mary Adelaide Sargent Poor, December 10, 1931. Gift of Mary Adelaide Sargent Poor to the MFA in memory of Adelaide Joanna Sargent. (Accession Date: September 18, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Adelaide Sargent Poor in memory of Adelaide Joanna Sargent