Water Jug

English (Exeter)
1701–20
Marked by Micon Melun (1697–1757)


Object Place: Europe, Exeter, England

Dimensions

H. 14.5 cm x W. 13.5 cm x D. 11 cm (5 11/16 x 5 5/16 x 4 5/16 in.); Weight: 368.5 gm (11 oz 17 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1576

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The vase-shaped body rests on a molded wire foot. The lower half of the body is chased with fluting and punched with quatrefoils and pellets. The shoulder of the jug is similarly chased and punched. The neck of the jug is formed of a molded band and a spout; beneath the spout is a bellflower drop. The scrolled handle has a shaped flat terminus.

Markings

To right of handle, maker's mark ME with a crown above in an octagon (repeated on handle); Britannia; obscured mark, probably lion's head erased; Exeter castle; illegible date letter

Provenance

Crichton Brothers, New York, purchased by Frank Brewer Bevis, March 28, 1921, Bequest of Mr. Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis