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Cream Jug

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The jug has a pear-shaped body that is molded on the lower portion with two goats, lying head to toe on a bed of grass. A floral branch rises from a C-scroll at the front of the jug. The handle is in the form of an oak branch with leaves. The jug is cast in two halves and seamed behind the...

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Inscription

SCRATCHES: assay scratches at the back of the bottom -- could be from recent testing?

Marks

On underside, maker's mark IW possibly for James Waters(first mark entered 1769)(Grimwade 1743); lion passant; date letter R; leopard's head crowned.

Provenance

1958, Sigmund J. Katz (b. 1897 - d. 1958), New Orleans; 1958, by inheritance to Jessie W. (Mrs. Sigmund J.) Katz (b. 1901 - d. 1988), New Orleans; 1988, bequest of Mrs. Katz to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 30, 1988)

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English (London), 20th century with marks for 1772–73

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

11.2 x 8 cm (4 7/16 x 3 1/8 in.) Weight: 241 gm (7 oz 15 dwt)

Accession Number

1988.1072

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver