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Hot water jug

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1773-1774 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Carter II (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, embossed with a wooden handle

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 65, The Whiteley Galleries, case 26, shelf 2

Physical description

Silver, ornamented with beading, festoon, medallions and foliage. The body of vase-shaped form with a C-shaped wooden handle connected to the body by two sockets, waisted throat rising from the rim of the body with a beaded border, everted spout, the lid hinged and domed with a pineapple finial, the foot circular with embossed acanthus leaf decoration resting on a square base.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1773-1774 (made)


John Carter II (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, embossed with a wooden handle

Marks and inscriptions

London hallmarks for 1773-74

Mark of John Carter

Engraved (later) with the crest and arms of Joseph Bond


Height: 32 cm, Width: 16 cm, Depth: 12.4 cm, Weight: 398 g, Weight: 28.87 troy

Object history note

Bought for 15£ from the Bond Collection

Descriptive line

Silver, London hallmarks for 1773-74, mark of John Carter


Silver; Wood



Subjects depicted

Festoons; Foliage; Acanthus; Beading (edging pattern)


Drinking; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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