Traveling Jug and Two Beakers

English (London)
jug: 1806–07; beakers: 1807–08
Thomas Phipps (free 1777, died in 1823), Marked by Edward Robinson II (free 1780, died in 1816), Possibly by John Cramer (mark entered 1797)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

12.7 cm (5 in.) Diameter of rim 8.1 cm (3 1/4 in.) Weight: 720.1 gm (23 oz 3 dwt)

Accession Number

1977.110a-c

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The body of the jug is cylindrical with a molded wire rim and a small beak spout. It is formed of seamed sheet, with an inset base. Joined at right angles to the spout, with a straight-sided socket, is a turned and faceted wooden handle. The slightly domed lid has a gadrooned rim and a wooden finial. The two beakers, one slightly smaller than the other, are identical. They are cylindrical in shape, with a wide band of matting in the middle.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on the jug: the arms of Louis Philippe, Duc d'Orleans, (1773-1850), and on the beakers, LC in monogram beneath a crown of a prince of the blood.

Markings

On the jug: on underside, maker's mark TP over ER (Grimwade 2891) (repeated on underside of cover); lion passant (repeated on underside of cover); date letter L (repeated on underside of cover); sovereign's head; leopard's head crowned. On both beakers: below the rim, maker's mark IC (possibly Grimwade 1217); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter M; sovereign's head.

Provenance

Sold Sotheby's, London, October 25, 1973, lot 54; purchased from Brand Inglis, Ltd., London, April 13, 1977, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: April 13, 1977)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour