Jug

Irish (Dublin)
1723
Possibly by Thomas Sutton (free 1720, died in 1744)


Dimensions

27.5 x 20.6 cm (10 13/16 x 8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2278

Medium or Technique

Silver and ivory

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The pear-shaped jug rests on a raised spreading foot. The body of the jug is bisected by a horizontal molding. The jug has a short spout and a harp-shaped handle with a scrolling terminus. The hinged cover is stepped and domed, with a baluster finial and an open bar thumbpiece.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on the side, the arms and crest probably of Wilson.
SCRATCHES: engraved on the underside of the foot, "40 = 10" and "#979"

Markings

Illegible maker's mark to the right of the handle; harp crowned; illegible Hibernia; date letter D (1723). repeated on the underside of the foot, maker's mark obscured, appears to be TS with a crown above (similar to Bennett 230). repeated on underside of lid, harp crowned.

Provenance

By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, Bequest of Forsyth Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection