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Hot water jug

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1805-1806 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Scott, Digby (maker)
    Smith, Benjamin II, born 1764 - died 1823 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, raised, applied and chased

  • Museum number:

    394-1864

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 67, The Whiteley Galleries, case 9, shelf 3

A jug could be used for serving a variety of cold drinks such as beer, iced water or wine at the dinner table. Digby Scott and Benjamin Smith had a workshop in Greenwich and were the principal manufacturing subsidiary of Rundell, Bridge and Rundell from 1801/2 until 1807. The partnership continued to supply silver to Rundells until about 1812.

Physical description

Jug, silver, bulbous body rising to a restricted throat ornamented with a broad band of chased vine leaves and grapes and a smaller band, near the mouth of shellwork, repoussé and chased, everted spout, the domed lid, hinged to the body at the rear surmounted by an acorn finial. The foot, circular with a beaded band, S shaped handle decorated witha rosette.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1805-1806 (made)

Artist/maker

Scott, Digby (maker)
Smith, Benjamin II, born 1764 - died 1823 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, raised, applied and chased

Marks and inscriptions

On base: DS over BS, date, sterling, duty and leopard; Lid: sterling, date; Digby Scott and Benjamin Smith

London hallmarks for 1805-06

Mark of Digby Scott and Benjamin Smith II

Dimensions

Height: 29.75 cm, Length: 22.00 cm, Width: 17.50 cm

Descriptive line

Jug, silver, London hallmarks for 1805-06, mark of Digby Scott and Benjamin Smith II

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Raising; Repoussé; Chasing

Subjects depicted

Shellwork; Vines; Grapes; Beading

Categories

Metalwork; Drinking

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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