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Malling jug

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The body of the jug is a light gray earthenware. The bulbous body rises to a short neck, with a C-shaped handle joining the shoulder. The mottled glaze ranges in color from a medium to a dark cobalt with traces of manganese near the handle. There are numerous chips and flaws in the glaze. The...

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Armorials: engraved on inside cover, the arms of Powlett, Dukes of Bolton


On top of cover, maker's mark crowned cross moline (Jackson, 1921, p. 96; rev. ed. 1989, p. 92); date letter N; lion passant; on foot, underside of hinge, and hinge near thumbpiece, French import mark used after 1738, boar's head in a triangle


By 1902, Montagu Samuel, 1st Baron Swaythling (b. 1832 - d. 1911), London; May 6-7, 1924, posthumous Swaythling sale, Christie's, London, lot 109, sold for 560 gn. 1944, William Randolph Hearst (b. 1863 - d. 1951), New York; July 28, 1944, sold by Hearst to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. N6019); April 22, 1949, Brummer sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 452, to the MFA for $1200. (Accession Date: May 12, 1949)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1550–51

Object Place

London, England


H. 18.1 cm (7 1/8 in.); Diameter (of base) 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.); W. 11.9 cm (4 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware with silver-gilt mounts