User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Jug

Start collecting

The pear-shaped jug rests on a raised spreading foot. The body of the jug is bisected by a horizontal molding. The jug has a short spout and a harp-shaped handle with a scrolling terminus. The hinged cover is stepped and domed, with a baluster finial and an open bar thumbpiece.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on the side, the arms and crest probably of Wilson. SCRATCHES: engraved on the underside of the foot, "40 = 10" and "#979"

Marks

Illegible maker's mark to the right of the handle; harp crowned; illegible Hibernia; date letter D (1723). repeated on the underside of the foot, maker's mark obscured, appears to be TS with a crown above (similar to Bennett 230). repeated on underside of lid, harp crowned.

Provenance

By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, Bequest of Forsyth Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

Irish (Dublin), 1723

Dimensions

27.5 x 20.6 cm (10 13/16 x 8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2278

Medium or Technique

Silver and ivory

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver