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Object Name: Milk jug
Date: 1903/04
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Medium: Silver, wicker,enamel
Dimensions: Overall: 6 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. ( 16.5 x 13.3 x 12.1 cm )
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Place made: Europe, England, Birmingham
Description: Round bulbous body divided into four quadrants by one horizontal band around the center and two vertically bands below the handle and below the spout; seated on a ring base; short narrow neck with a small triangular spout; round, low domed lid with a grooved strap handle applied to the top; c-curve handle covered in braided wicker; applied, enameled shield with three gold lion passant on a red ground below, "JERSEY" in copper letters on a white ground in the upper quadrant left of the handle; upper quadrant right of the handle engraved, "L J G" in script; makers' marks on the neck.
Credit Line: Gift of Louise S. Gilder
Object Number: INV.14218ab
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Marks: "W.G&S" in rectangle, anchor in shield, lion passant in rectangle, date letter "d", struck on collar of pitcher.

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This jug is souvenir of Jersey, one of the Channel Islands known for its milk production. The dual purpose jug could be used as a can for the collection of milk or on the table as dispenser for the high-cream milk.