Mustard Pot

English (London)
1843–44
Marked by John Figg (free 1834)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

9.9 x 11.1 x 6.5 cm (3 7/8 x 4 3/8 x 2 9/16 in.) Weight: 133.2 gm (4 oz 6 dwt)

Accession Number

1980.265

Medium or Technique

Silver; glass

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The octagonal straight-sided body is pierced overall with geometric scrolls. Formed from seamed sheet, it has applied moldings on the foot and upper rim. The peached octagonal cover is hinged to a double-scroll handle. Engraved on each panel of the cover is a stylized flower and at the center is an octagonal baluster finial. An octagonal blue glass liner inside the silver body.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on cover, an unidentified crest:(a gloved hand holding a cross flory)
INSCRIPTIONS: scratched on underside, "No 39 CG", "No1".

Markings

On underside, maker's mark IF (Grimwade 1306) (repeated inside cover); lion passant (repeated inside cover); leopard's head crowned; date letter h (repeated inside cover); sovereign's head.

Provenance

Gift of Mr. William O. Taylor to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 18, 1980)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift