Jug

English (Birmingham)
1879–80
Marked by Frederick Elkington (1887–1963), Made by Elkington & Co. (English)


Object Place: Birmingham, England

Dimensions

H. 22 cm (8 11/16 in.); W. 18.7 cm (7 3/8 in.); D. 14.4 cm (5 11/16 in.); Weight: 930 gm (29 oz 18 dwt)

Accession Number

1998.60

Medium or Technique

Silver, parcel gilt

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The raised pear-shaped jug has a broad pouring lip and shaped rim and rests on a splayed foot. It has a cast handle in the form of a bound sheaves of bamboo and bamboo borders around the neck and foot rim. The body of the jug has visible hammer marks and is applied with cast bamboo canes and insects and a vase containing flowers and plum branches. The insects and foliage are picked out in gold, while the ground is left white, and the interior of the jug is gilt.

Markings

On underside, maker's mark FE (Jones, p. 335); anchor, date letter e; lion passant; sovereign's head.

Provenance

David Allan, Antiquaire, Paris, purchased June 24, 1998, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: June 24, 1998)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour