Ewer

English (London)
1795–96
Marked by Peter Bateman (1740–1825), Marked by Ann Bateman (1748–before 1813)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 36 cm (14 3/16 in.); W. 22.7 cm (8 15/16 in.); D. 11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.); Weight: 854 gms (27 0z 9 dwt)

Accession Number

41.623

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Oak Hill: Dining Room (Gallery 121A)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The jug is vase-shaped and elliptical in section. The trumpet foot is raised and chased with panels of vertical fluting. The body of the vessel, raised from two pieces of sheet, has vertical pannels of fluting alternating with plain panels. A band of reeding is applied to the midsection. The slender neck of the jug has a flaring lip and a hinged, domed cover with an urn-shaped finial. The high ear-shaped handle is mounted on foliate sockets. The rim of the foot and the panels on the body are chased and engraved with a geometric and floral border.

Inscription

Engraved on side, ED in monogram / 1750; on opposite side Martha C. Codman 1870.

Markings

On underside of foot, sovereign's head; date letter u; leopard's head crowned; lion passant; maker's mark PB over AB (Grimwade 2140);

Provenance

Elizabeth Derby, by descent to Martha C. Codman, Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Maxim Karolik, for The M. & M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts. (Accession Date: October 9, 1941)

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts