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Milk jug: M.53-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Unknown (Silversmith)


Silver; deep U-shaped with wavy edge rim and broad lip; a moulded girdle half way down the sides; the upper body embossed and chased with borders of fruit and scrolls either side of a cartouche containing a crest of a pelican vulning itself, the lower half of the body embossed with scrolls, flowers, grapes and a hoho bird; standing on three cast and chased legs with lion’s mask capitals and lions’ paw feet; with double scroll handle; the base scratch engraved with the initials ‘C’ over ‘TE’


History note: Unknown before Louis C.G. Clarke

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Weight: 190 g
Weight: 6:2 oz/dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Dublin ⪼ Ireland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960-12-13) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


3rd quarter 18th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1765

School or Style


Components of the work

To Top Of Handle Height 11 cm Height 4 3/8 in
From Lip To Handle Width 14 cm Width 5 1/2 in
Body Decoration Handle Legs

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: harp crowned
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: Hibernia
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.53-1961
Primary reference Number: 157294
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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