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Hot Water Jug

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The raised ovoid jug has a narrow neck and shaped rim with high pouring lip edged with an applied beaded wire. The body is mounted with a ring molding on a tall raised spreading foot with a band of chased acanthus leaves above an applied band foot. The domed cover with acorn finial is attached...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved below lip, an unidentified coat of arms and crest (per chevron or and azure three mullets counterchanged, overall a chevron gules; crest: a lion passant guardant holding in the dexter paw a mullet)

Marks

To right of handle, date letter F; harp crowned; Hibernia; maker's mark JL (Bennett p. 169)

Provenance

Bequest of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

Irish (Dublin), 1778

Object Place

Dublin, Ireland

Dimensions

H. 31.6 cm (12 7/16 in.); W. 17.7cm (6 15/16 in); D. 13.1 cm (5 3/16 in.); Weight: 742 gm (23 oz 18 dwt)

Accession Number

RES.65.28

Medium or Technique

Silver, wood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver