"York Minster Jug" or "Minster Jug" pattern pitcher decorated with Gothic Revival designs in high relief, including two vignettes of the Madonna with Christ child and John the Baptist seated in arched niches above a grapevine border on opposite sides of the hexagonal body; architectural ornament fills the remaining panels, area below the curved rim with squared pouring lip, and 10-sided or decagonal base above the flared, circular foot. Open tracery handle. Pouted, conforming, hinged lid depicts Cupid preparing to pierce a woman in her side with an arrow. Gilt-washed interior. Double-walled construction. No marks evident.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1850
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 22.5 cm x 16.2 cm x 10 cm; 8 7/8 in x 6 3/8 in x 3 15/16 in
overall: 9 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 5/8 in; 22.86 cm x 16.51 cm x 11.7475 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Anonymous Gift
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