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Cream Jug

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The shell-shaped jug has a fluted rim and spiraling ribs that are alternately plain or molded with shells against a coral ground. It is cast in two halves and seamed in the center. The cast handle is in the form of a dotted serpent with a pointed tail. The boat rests on a cast foot molded with...

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Inscription

Engraved on inside of base, engraved 9=12; on inside of spout, 6-6

Provenance

June 9, 1948, sold by the Earl Fitzwilliam, D.S.C., at Christie's, London, lot 83. By 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988) NOTES: [1] From June 25, 1973, until it was accessioned, this object was on loan to the MFA from Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English (London), possibly about 1820

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 10 cm x W. 14 cm x D. 5.8 cm (3 15/16 x 5 1/2 X 2 5/16in.) Weight: 292 gm (9 oz 8 dwt)

Accession Number

1988.1073

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver