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Hot water jug: M.5-1957

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Object information

Current Location: Mezzanine Landing

Maker(s)

Storr, Paul (Silversmith)

Description

Silver; bombé-shaped, embossed with flowers in panels, and standing on three scroll legs

Silver; of bombé form with a narrow neck and shaped everted rim. The body is devided into three panels, each embossed and chased with flowers and scrolling foliage. It stands on three scroll legs with matted acanthus leaf capitals. The concave cover rises in the centre to a low dome with a flower and leaf finial. The handle in the form of a knarled branch devides near the top so two branches join the body either side of the hinge, with two ivory insulators at the top and one at the bottom. Beneath the spout is engraved the crest of a begging cat and motto: 'TOUCH NOT THE CAT BOT IN A GLOVE'

Legal notes

Given by Miss J.H.G. Gollan through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Weight: 985 g
Weight: 31 : 13 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1957-07-18) by Gollan, J. H. G., Miss

Dating

Second quarter of 19th century
William IV
1831 CE - 1832 CE

Note

The motto was used by the Gillies, MacPherson or McGillevay families

School or Style

Rococo Revival

Components of the work

To Top Of Finial Height 22.2 cm Height 8¾ in
Handle To Lip Width 18.2 cm Width 7⅜ in
Decoration Feet Finial Handle

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: TOUCH NOT THE CAT BUT IN A GLOVE
  • Location: Beneath the spout
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Motto
  • Text: STORR & MORTIMER
  • Location: In the centre of the base
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Type: Retailer's mark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: In the centre of the base and inside the cover
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: leopard's head

  • Location: In the centre of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: q
  • Location: In the centre of the base and insid the cover
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: monarch's head

  • Location: In the centre of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: PS
  • Location: In the centre of the base and inside the cover
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: 108
  • Location: In the centre of the base
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Type: Maker's or retailer's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-1957
Primary reference Number: 119247
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 18 October 2017 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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