Cream Jug

English (London)
20th century with marks for 1772–73
Possibly by James Waters (free 1737–died before 1796)

Object Place: Europe, London, England


11.2 x 8 cm (4 7/16 x 3 1/8 in.) Weight: 241 gm (7 oz 15 dwt)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View





The jug has a pear-shaped body that is molded on the lower portion with two goats, lying head to toe on a bed of grass. A floral branch rises from a C-scroll at the front of the jug. The handle is in the form of an oak branch with leaves. The jug is cast in two halves and seamed behind the handle and beneath the spout. The base is inset and the handle is cast.


SCRATCHES: assay scratches at the back of the bottom -- could be from recent testing?


On underside, maker's mark IW possibly for James Waters(first mark entered 1769)(Grimwade 1743); lion passant; date letter R; leopard's head crowned.


1958, Sigmund J. Katz (b. 1897 - d. 1958), New Orleans; 1958, by inheritance to Jessie W. (Mrs. Sigmund J.) Katz (b. 1901 - d. 1988), New Orleans; 1988, bequest of Mrs. Katz to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 30, 1988)

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection