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Water Jug

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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...

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Inscription

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

Marks

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.

Provenance

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

English (London), 1850 or 1851

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

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

1994.193

Medium or Technique

Silver, ivory

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver