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Jug with bridge spout

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The pottery jug has a bulbous body, a tall neck, a C-shaped handle, and a tall straight spout that is joined to the top of the neck by a "bridge" in the shape of an arm. It is decorated around the rim with a band of busts in low relief, and, on each side of the body of the pot, with the arms of...

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Armorials: In boss on cover (enamel largely missing), arms of Wyatt quartering Wyatt, Balife alias Clark, Hawte, and Sheluing for George Wyatt of Hautbourne, Kent (d. 1623); in relief on stoneware, the arms of Cologne Inscriptions: Scratched on underside of foot rim, vii oz


On cover, maker's mark fleur-de-lis incuse (similar to Jackson, 1921, p. 104; rev. ed. 1989, p. 95)


Sir Andrew Noble, John Noble, and Michael Noble, sold Christie, Manson & Woods, London, March 28, 1962, lot 128B; Sotheby & Co., London, October 25, 1962, lot 14 [Garrard & Co., London], purchased by the MFA for £630. (Accession date: December 12, 1962)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), about 1580

Object Place

London, England


H. 25.1 cm (9 7/8 in.); W. 17.9 cm (7 1/16 in.); Diameter (of base) 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Salt-glazed stoneware (Raeren, about 1570) with silver mounts