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Cream jug

Object Number: 
1947.475
Date: 
1779-1780
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 2 7/8 x 4 1/4 in. ( 15.2 x 7.3 x 10.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: in the reserve: "J R" in bright-cut script stamped: to the right of the handle: "I [illeg]" in a rectangle, a lion passant in a rectangle, a leopard's head in an oval "d" in a rectangle
Description: 
Wrought silver creamer; urn-shaped body on a stepped and molded foot with a beaded band around the edge; scalloped shoulder with an applied, concave neck that flares to the rim; beaded bands around the edge of the shoulder and the rim; geometric bands and floral motifs engraved above and below the shoulder; body engraved with a floral garland and an oval reserve hung from a bow knot; reserve engraved, "J R" in bright-cut script; high, pouring lip, low at the sides and high at the back; hinged, domed lid, conforming to the shape of the rim, surmounted by a twisted finial; cast, s-scroll handle with beading down the center and a split fish terminus, applied to the back of the rim and the center of the body; maker's marks stamped on the neck, to the right of the handle.
Gallery Label: 
This cream jug belonged to the artist John Ramage (ca. 1748-1802). The engraving may have been done by him.
Credit Line: 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group