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Hot water jug: M.1-1998

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Fogelberg, Andrew (Silversmith)
Gilbert, Stephen (goldsmith) (Silversmith)

Description

Silver with cane-covered handle

Silver with cane-covered handle. Of antique vase form with broad curved lip, hinged, domed cover surmounted by a bud finial, strap handle rising above the rim and rejoining the body below the shoulder, short stem with an angular knop, circular foot, and square, straight-sided base. The rim, shoulder, knop, and outer edge of the foot are decorated with applied beading. There are applied leaves with beaded centres at the upper and lower ends of the handle, and on the neck below the hinge and junction of the handle. One one side of the body there is an applied oval relief of a putto playing a lyre, and on the other side, an applied relief of a putto as Hercules with a lion skin and club, and holding a scrolled and twisted object by a chain. The finial is cast in the shape of two rows of pointed leaves surrounding a bud. The edges of the shoulder and rim, and the background of the reliefs are matted.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator; Professor William Anthony Camps (1910-97); on loan since 1985

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Professor W.A. Camps

Measurements and weight

Weight: 875 g
Weight: 28 : 3 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1997) by Camps, W.A., Professor

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1786 CE - 1787 CE

Note

Fogelberg and Gilbert entered a joint mark at Goldsmiths' Hall on 17 July 1780.

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Handle composed of cane To Top Of Finial Height 32.5 cm Height 12¾ in
Foot Width 8.3 cm Width 3¼ in
Body Edges Finial Reliefs

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'AF' over 'SG'

  • Location: On the outside rim of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: lion passant

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

Inscription present: monarch's head

  • Location: On the outside rim of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: l
  • Location: On the outside rim of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1998
Primary reference Number: 140586
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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