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Jug with cover

James Fraillon (active 1706–1727/28)
British, London
Silver, wood
Height: 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: [1] Lion's head erased (English quality mark for sterling);
[2] Britannia (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] Roman B in pointed shield (London date letter for 1717–18);
[4] Fr mullet (rose) below in pointed shield (maker's mark for James Fraillon).

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on underside, within foot ring;
[1], [4] on insetting flange of cover
[ S. J. Shrubsole , New York, until February 8, 1967; to Irwin Untermyer ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1967–68; to MMA)
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