Hot water jug

Record number: CHEGM: 1982 55

Description: Silver hot water jug made by George Lowe I, hallmarked Chester 1830-31. The shape of this piece is derived from the ancient Greek wine jug, the oenochoe. It is in the Neo-Classical style, which revived the decoration of Classical Antiquity. The handle's ivory insulation fillets show that the jug was intended for hot liquids. Purchased with help from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, London Goldsmiths’ Company, Grosvenor Museum Society, Boodle & Dunthorne, Mappin & Webb, and Lowe & Sons.

Creator: George Lowe I

Place made: Chester

Date: 1830-1831

Period: 19th century

Material: silver

Dimensions: height ; width

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