Silver jug by Ralph Walley

This jug, with its wooden scroll handle, is engraved with 'cut out' terminals and a crest.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
18 cm
Art Fund grant:
£750 ( Total: £4,500)
Acquired in:
1972
Vendor:
De Havilland

Although often referred to as a mead jug, the wooden handle suggests it was used for hot beverages, such as hot milk or mulled drinks, maybe posset or caudle. This is an early example of a unique shaped and lipped silver jug from one of the most important of the late 17th century Chester Goldsmiths.

Venue details

Grosvenor Museum 27 Grosvenor Street, CHESTER Cheshire CH1 2DD 01244 972 197 www.cheshirewestmuseums.co.uk

Entry details

Free to all

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