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Jug of Askos Form: M.10-1990

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Current Location: In storage


Jug of Askos Form


Retailer: Storr & Mortimer
Silversmith: Storr, Paul




Silver; askos-shaped jug

Silver, with matted body, plain cover flanked by cast recumbent goats, and cast handle ornamented with acanthus foliage, and terminating in acanthus foliage and flat scrolls on either side of a cast, applied cherub in relief. Two plain silver tendrils run down the body from the junction of the handle, and the body rests on a plain silver footring stamped STORR & MORTIMER 200. The interior is lightly gilt.


History note: Purchased from H. Perovetz, 50/52 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1HL

Legal notes

Purchased with the Rylands Fund and with the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Jaffé Fund

Measurements and weight

Length: 20.5 cm
Length: 8 in
Weight: 1100 g
Weight: 35 : 7 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1990-07-26) by Perovetz, H.


19th Century, Mid#
William IV
1836 CE - 1837 CE

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Interior composed of gold
Top Of Handle Height 21.8 cm Height 8⅞ in

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: PS
  • Location: On body below lip and on underside of lid
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On body below lip, and on underside of lid
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hall mark

Inscription present: leopard's head

  • Location: On body below lip
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hall mark
  • Text: A
  • Location: On body below lip, and on underside of lid
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: monarch's head

  • Location: On body below lip
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Duty mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.10-1990
Primary reference Number: 119276
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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