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Jug

Maker:
Possibly William Cocknidge
Date:
1577–78
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Stoneware, silver gilt
Dimensions:
Height: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver In Combination
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.308
Not on view
Stoneware jugs of this type were frequently imported from Germany and the mounts added in England.
Inscription: Stickers: [1] GLASGOW ART / GALLERIES & MUSEUMS / Reg. No. '03-1f 470, and 3; [2] MIDLAND COUNTIES ART / MUSEUM / NOTTINGHAM CASTLE / H. Willet 140

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] U within lozenge (?) (London date letter for 1577–78);
[3] lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] WC over a grasshopper (possibly maker's mark of William Cocknidge).

Location of marks:
All on lower edge of neckband, under base, and on dome of cover
Henry Willett (in 1882 and 1888) ; J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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