Elizabeth I Silver-Mounted Rhenish Saltglazed 'Tigerware' Jug
Circa 1580, the silver mount inscribed on the hinge 'PETER ELY, OBT. 1684', on the cover 'GEO. GUNNING 1815 WATERLOO' and on the underside of the foot 'GIVEN BY KING CHARLES THE SECOND' and 'G.G. TO M.G. 1834'
Globular with cylindrical neck and loop handle mottled in brown, the repoussé cover caste with masks and fruit below a putto and shield finial, the hinge with a double-headed eagle thumbrest, the scalloped foot with ovolo border.
Height 7 1/2 inches.
Family tradition states that the jug was presented from Charles II to his Chaplain Peter Gunning, Bishop of Ely thence by descent to the present owner.
Vyvyan Drury, Esq.
Christies, London, 1 July 1970, lot 92.
C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
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