Hot Water Jug

Irish (Dublin)
John Lloyd (free 1768)

Object Place: Europe, Dublin, Ireland


H. 31.6 cm (12 7/16 in.); W. 17.7cm (6 15/16 in); D. 13.1 cm (5 3/16 in.); Weight: 742 gm (23 oz 18 dwt)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, wood

Not On View





The raised ovoid jug has a narrow neck and shaped rim with high pouring lip edged with an applied beaded wire. The body is mounted with a ring molding on a tall raised spreading foot with a band of chased acanthus leaves above an applied band foot. The domed cover with acorn finial is attached to the top of the handle mount by a five-knuckle hinge with an oval hinge plate. The wooden handle is mounted on cast and chased scroll-handle sockets. The body is chased around the base with eight large vertical acanthus leaves and above with scrolled branches and flowers heads.


ARMORIALS: engraved below lip, an unidentified coat of arms and crest (per chevron or and azure three mullets counterchanged, overall a chevron gules; crest: a lion passant guardant holding in the dexter paw a mullet)


To right of handle, date letter F; harp crowned; Hibernia; maker's mark JL (Bennett p. 169)


Bequest of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik