Thackeray Jug with Wooden Case and Key

Object Name: 
Thackeray Jug with Wooden Case and Key

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Object Name: 
Thackeray Jug with Wooden Case and Key
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
75.2.3
Dimensions: 
a) Jug H: 27.6 cm, Diam: 15.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
(b-c) 1864-1891
(a) about 1846
Primary Description: 
(a) Colorless lead glass; blown, pattern-molded, engraved. Baluster shape, with slightly flared rim; flat base with polished pontil mark; lower part of body and base with diamond molding (20 diamonds in a horizontal row); upper part with engraved water plants and flowers, a band of Renaissance-revival motifs of griffins, cherubs, vases of fruit, scrolls, etc.; neck with oval reserves containing fruit and flowers, and inscribed "THIS / JUG WAS PURCHASED / AT THE SALE OF THE EFFECTS / OF THE LATE / W. A. THACKERAY / AT / KENSINGTON GREEN / 17th == MARCH 1864"; loop handle with foliate engraving; polished lower terminal. (b) Oak, brass, blue felt lining. Rectangular box with hinged lid and lock, lined on interior with blue felt and fitted padding to accommodate jug; an engraved brass plaque on inside of lid inscribed: "Manufactured by / APSLEY PELLATT & Co FALCON GLASS WORKS. / Purchased by MR. D'ISRAELI. and / PRESENTED TO MR. W.M. THACKERAY. / on his 35th.. birthday 18th.. July 1811."; an inset brass plaque on outside of lid, with engraved inscription: "F. WEST ESQ. / (FROM) / A.B.W / SepT.. 1891"; gilt brass bail handle on lid. (c) Iron key, open oval end; tubular barrel; C-shape tooth.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Thackeray, William Makepiece ((d. 1863)), Former Collection
West, F. Esq., Former Collection
Tillman, Alan, Former Collection
1975-01-27
Inscription: 
THIS / JUG WAS PURCHASED / AT THE SALE OF THE EFFECTS / OF THE LATE / W. A. THACKERAY / AT / KENSINGTON GREEN / 17th MARCH 1864
a) Inscription
inscribed on jug neck
F. WEST ESQ. / (FROM) / A. B. W / Sep.T. 1891
b) Inscription
engraved on plaque on outside of lid an inset brass plaque on outside of lid, engraved inscription
Manufactured by / APSLEY PELLATT & Co FALCON GLASS WORKS. / Purchased by Mr. D'ISRAELI. and / PRESENTED TO Mr. W. M. THACKERAY / on his 35th birthday 18.th July 1811
b) Inscription
engraved on plaque on inside of lid an engraved brass plaque on inside of lid inscribed
Recent Important Acquisitions, 18 (1976) illustrated, p. 246, #31;
European Glass and English Ceramics (Sotheby's Sale) (1974-11-14) illustrated, lot 4;