London, South Kensington
21 September 2004
A GEORGE III SILVER HOT WATER JUG
MARK OF JAMES YOUNG & ORLANDO JACKSON, LONDON, 1774
The vase shaped body with fluted motifs and a central flower and drapery swag motif within beaded borders, with a ribbon tied husk surrounded medallion engraved with initials, supported on a conforming foot, with a scroll handle, the hinged cover with a pineapple finials, the loaded base later engraved In remembrance of Mr. Godfrey Lewis who died 12 June 1789 - 12¼in. (31cm.) high.
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A similar tea set and coffee urn by the same maker, now in the collection of the Victoria and Albert museum, is illustrated in Vanessa Brett, The Sotheby's Directory of Silver 1600-1940 page 233, number 1038.
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