"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.

Date Made: ca 1850

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England

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Credit Line: Anonymous Gift

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.387290Catalog Number: 387290Accession Number: 185605

Object Name: pitcher

Physical Description: silver plate (overall material)Measurements: overall: 9 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 5/8 in; 22.86 cm x 16.51 cm x 11.7475 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b0-f958-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_300804

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