- Museum number
Milk jug from tea-set; silver and Brazilian rosewood; the handle formed of a thick block of wood with cylindrical grip, fitted inside with a sheet of silver across the front to prevent spillage, necessitated by the small spout; the interior is gilded.
- Production date
- 1929 (designed)
Height: 76 millimetres
Length: 127 millimetres
Weight: 305 grammes
Width: 55 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- In set with 1981,0311.2-5
Text from J. Rudoe, 'Decorative Arts 1850-1950. A catalogue of the British Museum collection'. 2nd ed. no.248b.
For a full discussion of this teaset see curator's comments for 'Decorative Arts 1850-1950' Cat. no. 248a (1981.0311.2).
Information supplementary to Rudoe 1994:
See also M. Collins, 'Towards Post-Modernism, Design since 1851', London, British Museum, revised ed. 1994, fig. 74.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2012-2013 Nov-Mar, Bonn, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle, Treasures of the World's Cultures
- Associated events
- Designed for: Exposition de joaillerie et d'orfèvrerie du Musée Galliéra 1929
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The donors acquired the set from George Attenborough & Sons, silver and jewellery merchants of Fleet Street in 1966; according to information supplied by Attenborough's at that time, the set was originally purchased from them in 1930.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number