Hot water jug

C. G. K.

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 553

The cleanness and simplicity of the design of this jug and its mate (see 1994.407.2) distinguish them as fine examples of late Neoclassicism. The cylindrical form is enlivened by the subtle curve of the rim, the tapered shoulder, and the two bands of horizontal lines. Also notable is the simple attenuated handle that bifurcates at the top and terminates in two small scrolls. These unusually elegant and restrained vessels must have been part of a tea or coffee service.

Hot water jug, C. G. K., Silver, partly wicker-wrapped, German, Dresden

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