Hot Water Jug and Stand

English (London)
1768–69
Marked by Charles Wright (free 1754, died in 1815)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 35.1cm x W. 17.4 cm x D. 16 cm (13 13/16 x 6 7/8 x 6 5/16 in.); Weight:1,136.8 gm (36 oz 11 dwt)

Accession Number

33.175.1

Medium or Technique

Silver, leather

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The plain pear-shaped pot has an elongated neck and a short flaring spout decorated with fluting, beading, and a shell. The body is formed from sheet, seamed behind the handle, with an inset base. The ear-shaped handle is mounted directly to the body of the pot and is covered with stitched leather. The high domed cover, raised from sheet, has a gadrooned rim and a flame-shaped finial. The plain circular foot of the pot fits into a high stand resting on three splayed, scrolled feet. The rim of the stand, cast from several pieces, is gadrooned, with a pierced apron composed of scrolls and shells. The braces for the legs are soldered to an inverted pear-shaped heater, with detachable cover.

Inscription

Scratched on underside of jug and lamp, 5616

Markings

On underside of jug and underside of lamp, maker's mark CW (Grimwade 3511); leopard's head crowned; date letter n; lion passant (repeated on bezel of cover).

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)