Jug

English (London)
1778–79
Marked by Charles Wright (free 1754, died in 1815)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 34.3 x W. 20.1 x D. 12.5 cm (13 1/2 x 7 15/16 x 4 15/16 in.)Weight: 972.4 gm (31 oz 5 dwt)

Accession Number

1991.251

Medium or Technique

Silver; wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The urn-shaped jug rests on a spreading, domed foot with a string beading around the edge and palmette leaves spreading down from the base of the body. The foot is raised in a single piece, with an applied wire on the interior of the rim. The body of the vessel is raised in two sections, its lower half chased with fluting and the upper half chased with garlands of flowers and ribbons draped from roundels. The spool-shaped neck is covered with vertical palmette leaves, and a string of beading follows the rim of the jug. The raised domed cover is chased with palmette leaves and has an urn-shaped finial with a midband of beading. The scroll-shaped wooden handle has foliate and beaded mounts.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on front of jug, an unidentified crest: (a broken dagger, the two parts in chevron).

Markings

On underside, maker's mark CW (Grimwade 428); lion passant (repeated inside cover); leopard's head crowned; date letter c

Provenance

Lent by Mrs. Henry Lyman, May 1, 1928, re-lent 1933, 1941, 1973. Gift of Charles P. and Henry Lyman, and Richard Warren to the MFA in Memory of Cora Lyman Warren. (Accession Date: March 27, 1991)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles P. and Henry Lyman, and Richard Warren in memory of Cora Lyman Warren