• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2004

    Important English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 267

    AN AMERICAN SILVER CREAM JUG

    MARK OF JOHN BAYLEY, PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1775

    Price Realised  

    AN AMERICAN SILVER CREAM JUG
    MARK OF JOHN BAYLEY, PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1775
    Pear form, on three pad feet with baluster joins, scrolling handle, crenellated rim, split spout, base engraved with monogram AG, marked on base three times with maker's mark; together with another unmarked cream jug
    4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high; 6 oz. (196 gr.) (2)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    A very similar cream jug by Bayley is in the Bayou Bend Collection, Houston, illustrated in Barbara A. Almquist, "A Touch of Class: Silver in Social Settings," Philadelphia Antiques Show catalogue, 1996, p. 22.