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Claret Jug

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The jug has a low broad base, rising to a high cylindrical neck. It is formed of purple glass mounted with electroformed silver that is pierced and engraved with stylized Japanese ribbons, flowers, and bamboo leaves. The heavy C-shaped handle is undecorated. Just above the handle is a band of...

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INSCRIPTIONS: engraved in a cartouche on the side, "Arthur Buckley Esq:/ From/John & Gerald/ Taylor." SCRATCHES: shallowly engraved on the lip of the neck, "24255 cg/cg/-."


On mount to right handle, maker's mark E&CoLd (Culme 3092); anchor; date letter x (repeated inside cover); lion passant (repeated inside cover).


Presented by John and Gerald Taylor to Arthur Buckley, Esq. [see note 1]; by 1977, with Brand Inglis, Ltd, dealer, London, England; 1977, sold by Brand Inglis to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1977) NOTES: [1] Engraving on the side of the piece reads: "Arthur Buckley, Esq: / From / John & Gerald / Taylor"

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (Birmingham), 1897–98


H. 35.7 cm x W. 16.8 cm (14 1/16 x 6 5/8 in.); Diameter of base 14.8 cm (5 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silver, glass