Magic Lantern Slide: Silver jug by J. Elston, Exeter, 1728

Description
This image by William Weaver Baker shows a silver jug, and its shape suggests it was probably used for pouring cream. The writing above states it was made by J. Elston in Exeter, dated 1728. John Elston was the most successful goldsmith in Exeter in the early 18th century.
Accession Loan No.
313/1977/655
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Silver jug by J. Elston, Exeter, 1728
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: Silver jug by J. Elston, Exeter, 1728
Dimensions
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Production Person Surname
Baker
Production Person Initials
W. Weaver
Period Classification
Edwardian (1901-1914); World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Area Region
North
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'JUG BY J. ELSTON 1728' on top edge; handwritten 'J. Elston. Exeter. 1728. / Exeter Silversmiths Art' on mount

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