Neoclassical style helmet-shaped cream jug

Neoclassical style helmet-shaped cream jug

£675

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This charming example of a late 18th century silver cream or milk jug is absolutely typical of the period. Its graceful helmet-shaped form, bead pattern borders, reeded handle and delicate engraving personify the era. There is an oval shield beneath the lip the the original entwined initials of the original owner - JHB.

A highly skilled craftswoman, Hester Bateman was renowned for her high quality flatware and ornamental silverware, and was the most famous 18th century English female silversmith. She was part of the prominent Bateman family of silversmiths that included her sons, daughter-in-law, grandson and great-grandson.

Neoclassicism is a term related to artistic and creative movements that reflect qualities of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, culture, and art. Although the classical Greeks and Romans lived thousands of years ago, they championed ideas like order, balance, and restraint that had lasting influence.

Dimensions:

Height 165 mm / 6 34"
Depth 110 mm / 4 12"
Weight 132 g (4.24 troy ozs)
Year

1788

Place

London

Condition

Excellent

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