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Covered jug: M.66-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: uncertain




Silver; embossed with shells and the mask of a bearded man, and standing on three scroll legs with shell feet

Silver; of circular section with an elongated neck embossed with two shells above a moulded girdle. The lower part of the body is almost hemispherical and has a band of applied ornament. It stands on three scroll legs with shell feet and capitals. The spout has a hinged cover, and at its base is a mask of a bearded man. The domed cover is embossed with two shells and a band of scrolling foliage round the cast bud finial. The harp-shaped handle is capped with an acanthus leaf above a border of husks.


History note: Not known before testator, Louis C.G. Clarke, MA, LL.D., Cambridge

Legal notes

Louis C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Place(s) associated

  • Vienna ⪼ Austria

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
Joseph II
Production date: AD 1741


Maker's mark, IP not identified. Accessioned as a coffee pot.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

To Top Of Finial Height 30.1 cm Height 12 in
Gross Weight 1812 g Weight 58:5 oz:dwt
Spout To Handle Width 22.8 cm Width 9 in

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'LC' in a circle

  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: IP
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: circle containing a cross with '13' above and '1741' round it

  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark with date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.66-1961
Primary reference Number: 160154
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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