Norfolk, probably Norwich
Marked by TS or ST
Object Place: Europe, Norfolk, England
H. 12 cm (4 3/4 in.); W. 11 cm (4 5/16 in.); D. 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.); Weight 268.7 gm (8 oz 11 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The cup rests on a plain flat base with a straight-sided foot. The bulbous body of the jug narrows at the neck and has a wide straight rim incised with four lines. The plain cover is slightly domed. The strap handle is ear shaped with a serrated terminus; the thumbpiece is in the form of a lion’s mask. The curving tubular spout rises from the base of the cup at a right angle to the handle. The body of the pot is formed of three pieces: the raised main section, a seamed, straight-sided foot, and a let-in base. The seamed spout is applied to the base of the foot. The cover and strap handle are formed and the thumbpiece is cast.
On cover, feline mask; maker's mark TS or ST in monogram in a shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 444; rev. ed. 1989, p. 337); capital roman G in a shaped shield, with a small trefoil below; fleur-de-lys
George Jacob Levine, Norwich, England [see note 1]. Until 1961, J. H. Barnes; November 29, 1961, Barnes and others sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 117, to Thomas Lumley, Ltd., London [see note 2]; 1962, sold by Lumley to the MFA for £375. (Accession Date: September 19, 1962)
 Margaret Holland, "English Provincial Silver" (New York, 1971), p. 112.  That Lumley was the buyer is recorded in notes in the MFA curatorial file.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour