European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
"Well Spring" JugMade in Lambeth, England, Europe
Designed by Richard Redgrave, English, 1804 - 1888. Made by John F. Christy, at Stangate Glass Works, Lambeth, England, c. 1845 - ?. Made for Felix Summerly's Art Manufactures, London, 1847 - c. 1849.
Glass with enamel and gilt decoration
Currently not on view
1993-13-1Purchased with funds contributed in memory of Sophie E. Pennebaker, 1993
LabelThe use of water plants on this jug exemplifies Redgrave's notion that an object's ornamentation should suggest its function. When this elegant jug was full, the grasses painted on it would have seemed to be emerging from a spring.