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Milk jug

Milk jug

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1812-1813 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hennell, Samuel (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver with remains of gilded interior

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Hannah Irving

  • Museum number:

    M.356B-1921

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 67, The Whiteley Galleries, case 15, shelf 3

This milk jug forms part of a three piece tea service. This shape of tea service on ball feet was popular in the early years of the 19th century and copied in ceramics by firms such as the Derby porcelain works.

Physical description

Silver, oblong with gadrooned edges, the body plain with bulging sides resting on four ball feet, reeded handle, gilt interior.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1812-1813 (made)

Artist/maker

Hennell, Samuel (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver with remains of gilded interior

Marks and inscriptions

Mark: SH for Samuel Hennell

Engraved monograms IHG and JMG

London hallmarks for 1812-13

Dimensions

Length: 7.2 in, Width: 3.3 in

Object history note

Acquisition RF: 21 / 5834
Bequest - Miss Hannah Irving
From a three piece set. This shape of tea service on ball feet was popular in the early years of the 19th century and copied in ceramics by firms such as the Derby porcelain works.

Descriptive line

Silver, London hallmarks for 1812-13, mark of Samuel Hennell

Materials

Silver; Gold

Techniques

Raising; Gilding; Engraving (incising)

Subjects depicted

Gadroons; Reeding

Categories

Metalwork; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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