Water Jug

English (London)
1850 or 1851
Marked by David Reid for Reid & Sons (Newcastle, England (est. 1788))

Object Place: Europe, London, England


H. 36.6 cm x W. 16 cm x D. 143.8 cm (14 7/16 x 6 5/16 x 5 13/16 in.); Weight: 946.9 gm (30 oz 9 dwt)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, ivory

Not On View





The jug has a globular body with six vertical ribs and panels and a long neck with a shaped rim. It rests on a raised lobed foot. The body is raised from sheet, and the base is sheet. Each panel has an oval reserve at the midsection of the jug that is engraved with flowers against a hatched ground. The oval is framed with rococo-style engraving that trails into the neck of the jug. The rim is reinforced with a cast scrolled border. The domed, lobed cover is hinged and surmounted with a cast scroll finial. The high handle, cast in two pieces and seamed vertically, terminates in scrolls. It is joined in two places with two pinned ivory spacers.


ARMORIALS: engraved on upper body, an unidentified crest (a goose or duck holding in its beak a flower slipped)
INSCRIPTIONS: on rim of foot, REID & SONS, Fecerunt; inside foot rim, REID & SONS NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE; stamped, 474; engraved in panel on front, Exhibited at the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park/1851; on underside of foot, PRESENTED/TO/FREDK.WM.REMNANT ESQR./BY HIS SINCERE FRIEND/CHARLOTTE ANNAN


On spout near rim, maker's mark DR (Culme 2774); lion passant (repeated on handle); leopard's head; date letter P (repeated on handle); sovereign's head.


Gift from Charlotte Annan to Frederick William Remnant; sold Sotheby's, London, May 3, 1984, lot 154; sold Christie's, London, March 2, 1994, lot 34; Wynard R. T. Wilkinson, London, purchased June 22, 1994, The John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund. (Accession Date: June 22, 1994)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund