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Milk jug

Object Number: 
INV.14218ab
Date: 
1903/04
Medium: 
Silver, wicker,enamel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. ( 16.5 x 13.3 x 12.1 cm )
Marks: 
"W.G&S" in rectangle, anchor in shield, lion passant in rectangle, date letter "d", struck on collar of pitcher.
Description: 
Round bulbous body divided into four quadrants by one horizontal band around the center and two vertically bands below the handle and below the spout; seated on a ring base; short narrow neck with a small triangular spout; round, low domed lid with a grooved strap handle applied to the top; c-curve handle covered in braided wicker; applied, enameled shield with three gold lion passant on a red ground below, "JERSEY" in copper letters on a white ground in the upper quadrant left of the handle; upper quadrant right of the handle engraved, "L J G" in script; makers' marks on the neck.
Gallery Label: 
This jug is souvenir of Jersey, one of the Channel Islands known for its milk production. The dual purpose jug could be used as a can for the collection of milk or on the table as dispenser for the high-cream milk.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise S. Gilder
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group