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Jug: M.1-1976

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Current Location: In storage


Bradbury, Joseph (Silversmith)
Bradbury, Edward (Silversmith)


Silver; of Egyptian design

Silver; of Egyptian design; the elongated spout is set at right angles to the long slender neck, beneath which is a wide baluster-shaped body with flat base. The top half of the body has four moulded girdles. The flat cover with concealed hinge is set beneath the rim and has a silver knop. The the loop handle is covered with cane woven in a geometric design.

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Bought with the Fitzwilliam Cup Fund

Measurements and weight

Weight: 880 g
Weight: 28 : 6 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1976-03-11) by Michael Whiteway


Third quarter of 19th century
Victoria I
1873 CE - 1874 CE


Thomas Bradbury & Sons manufactured silver in Sheffield, but sent some of their silver to be hallmarked in London, where they had a showroom

School or Style

Egyptian Revival

Components of the work

Top Of The Knop Height 25.6 cm Height 10⅛ in
Spout To Handle Width 20.3 cm Width 8 in

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: leopard's head

  • Location: On the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On the rim and inside the cover
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: monarch's head

  • Location: On the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: s
  • Location: On the rim and inside the cover
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: 'JB' over 'EB'

  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Makers' mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1976
Primary reference Number: 119259
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 6 March 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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