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Whiskey Jug with Lid

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed white clay with silver overly
  • Place Manufactured: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • DATES ca. 1891
    DIMENSIONS 8 x 6 1/2 x 6 in. (20.3 x 16.5 x 15.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Jug: Reversed RP with five flames / 512 / W, on bottom. Silver: On bottom of jug, Gorham MFG Co (impressed); S1175S (engraved).
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 84.176.5a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Lewis
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Rookwood Pottery Company (1880-1967). Whiskey Jug with Lid, ca. 1891. Glazed white clay with silver overly, 8 x 6 1/2 x 6 in. (20.3 x 16.5 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Lewis, 84.176.5a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 84.176.5a-b_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Whiskey jug, glazed white clay with silver overlay. Ovoid jug (a) mounted in silver and decorated in autumn colors with trailing branches of foliage and seed pods on a dark brown ground; the body is partially overlaid in silver, and pierced and chased with scrolling foliage, with silver handle and mount to the rim, the handle monogrammed "HESKETH", the cork stopper (b) with silver serpent finial and chain rim, Silver overlay is applied by Gorham. CONDITION: Good
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    Whiskey Jug with Lid