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Askos Jug: C.10-1988

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Current Location: In storage


Askos Jug


Silversmith: Elliott, William (silversmith)




Frosted glass, mounted in silver, case, chased, matted and engraved with a crest: a crowned female bust. The bag-shaped body is mounted with plain silver rims on base and lip, the latter bearing two goats couchant on either side of the upper terminal of the handle; the lower end terminates in foliage, below which there is a putto flanked by leaves over paired spirals and a shell; two tendrils descend from the lip, following the curve of the body on either side.


History note: Mrs Winifred J. Armstrong; purchased at Bonham's sale, 19 September, 1988, The Grove, Cambridge, the property of the late Mrs Winifred J. Armstrong, lot 77

Legal notes

Purchased with the Rylands Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1988-10-10) by Bonhams


19th Century, Mid#
Victoria I
1839 CE - 1840 CE

School or Style

Classical Revival

Components of the work

Mounts composed of silver

Materials used in production

frosted Lead-glass

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On mounts
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: leopard's head

  • Location: On mounts
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: gothic

  • Text: D
  • Location: On mounts
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: monarch's head

  • Location: On mounts
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: WE

  • Location: On mounts
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10-1988
Primary reference Number: 27032
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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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