LARGE silver ewer jug George II
LARGE silver ewer jug George II
LARGE silver ewer jug George II
LARGE silver ewer jug George II
LARGE silver ewer jug George II
LARGE silver ewer jug George II
LARGE silver ewer jug George II
LARGE silver ewer jug George II
LARGE silver ewer jug George II

WILLIAM CRIPPS, LONDON (worked from 1731-1767)

LARGE silver ewer jug George II

1753 London

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£1,990 gbp
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a unusually large sterling silver George II jug, hallmarked for famous
William Cripps, London 1753

c. 30 cm high and c. 919 grams

see provenance Fortescue family
Certificate of identificaton will come with the jug
Excellent
The Marital Arms of the Families of Fortescue and Campbell

The armorial bearings as engraved upon this George II English Sterling Silver Jug made by William Cripps, hallmarked London 1753 are those of the families of Fortescue and Campbell. These armorial bearings denote the marshalling of a marital coat showing on the dexter (the heraldic right on the left as you view the piece) the arms of the husband and on the sinister (the heraldic left on the right as you view it) the arms of the wife. They may be blazoned as follows:

Arms:

(on the dexter) Azure a bend engrailed argent plain cotised or (for Fortescue)

(on the sinister) Gyronny of eight or and sable (for Campbell)

[The shield being ensigned with a Baron’s coronet]

Supporters: [Dexter] A greyhound argent ducally collared and lined gules
[Sinister] A lion guardant ( ? ) ducally collared and lined
( ? )

Motto: ‘Morte (sic) scutum salus ducum*’ [A strong shield is the salvation of generals] (for Fortescue). * The motto should read ‘Forte scutum salus ducum’


These armorial bearings commemorate the marriage of Matthew Fortescue, 2nd Baron Fortescue, of Castle Hill, in the County of Devon (born 31st March 1719 died 10th July 1785) and Anne (died 26th May 1812), second daughter of John Campbell, of Cawdor Castle in the County of Nairn and Stackpole Court in the County of Pembroke. Matthew succeeded his father as the 2nd Baron Fortescue on the 3rd May 1751. As Matthew and Anne were married on the 8th July 1752 the year previous to the hallmarking of the jug it may be imagined that this particular piece was commissioned within the first year of their marriage or thereabouts. Matthew and Anne’s eldest son, Hugh was advanced in the peerage being created on the 1st September 1789 Earl Fortescue and Viscount Ebrington.
Dimensions
Height 30.00 cm (11.81 inches)
Weight 919.00g (29.55oz t)
Medium
Sterling Silver
Signed/Inscribed
1753
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