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

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.

Grosvenor Museum

27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DD
01244 972 197

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Mon – Sat, 10.30am – 5pm
Sun,1pm – 4pm

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