"Well Spring" Jug
Designed by Richard Redgrave, English, 1804 - 1888. Made by John F. Christy, English, 1840 - 1850, at Stangate Glass Works, Lambeth, England, c. 1845 - ?. Made for Felix Summerly's Art Manufactures, London, 1847 - c. 1849.
The 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.