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Cream Jug

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The helmet-shaped body, formed from raised sheet, has a high, narrow pouring lip. It rests on a circular spreading foot with a beaded rim on a square base. A string of beading lines the rim and spout. The high loop handle is reeded. The body is engraved and chased along the borders with bands of...

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Engraved on front, MB in monogram; scrathced on underside of foot, "216".


To right of handle, maker's mark HB (Grimwade 961); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter l; sovereign's head.


Lent by Mrs. Adelaide J. Sargent. April 24, 1915. Transferred to Mrs. Mary Adelaide Sargent Poor, December 10, 1931. Gift of Mary Adelaide Sargent Poor to the MFA in memory of Adelaide Joanna Sargent. (Accession Date: September 18, 1947)

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Gift of Mary Adelaide Sargent Poor in memory of Adelaide Joanna Sargent

English (London), 1786–87

Object Place

London, England


H. 16 cm x W. 12.1 cm x D. 5.5 cm (6 5/16 x 4 3/4 x 2 3/16 in.); Weight: 116.2 gm (3 oz 15 dwt)

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