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"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.

Made in Lambeth, England, Europe


Glass with enamel and gilt decoration

Height: 11 inches (27.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Purchased with funds contributed in memory of Sophie E. Pennebaker, 1993

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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.