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Hot water jug

Hot water jug

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1793-1794 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Peter and Ann Bateman (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, raisied

  • Credit Line:

    Miss M.B. Hudson Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 65, The Whiteley Galleries, case 26, shelf 4

Hot water jugs were an essential feature for the making and serving of tea. Since tea for much of the 18th century was relatively expensive, the hostess refreshed the existing brew with hot water rather than making a fresh brew for each pot. It appears that by the latter part of the 18th century, a tea service was frequently purchased piecemeal. Faceted or fluted vessels, such as this hot-water pot, were popular on account of their classical associations.

Physical description

Silver, vase shaped body with twelve wide flutings, circular foot, rising wooden handle, hinged lid with knop finial, reeded edges.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1793-1794 (made)


Peter and Ann Bateman (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, raisied

Marks and inscriptions

London hallmarks for 1793-4

Mark of Peter and Ann Bateman


Height: 33.25 cm, Width: 18 cm, Depth: 13.5 cm, Weight: 873.1 g including wooden handle

Object history note

Bequest - Miss M.B. Hudson

Descriptive line

Silver, London hallmarks for 1793-94, mark of Peter and Ann Bateman

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hermarck, The Art of the European Silversmith, Pl.696


Silver; Wood


Raising; Soldering; Carving

Subjects depicted

Reeding; Fluting


Containers; Metalwork; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares


Metalwork Collection

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