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Pair of hot water jugs: AAL.5A & B-2018

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Pair of hot water jugs


Silversmith: Murphy, Henry George


  • Jug
  • See also AAL.5A-2018 and AAL.5B-2018



Two silver hot water jugs with hinged cover and kingwood handle. Larger coffee pot of matching design made 1937-38 (AAL.4-2018).

Legal notes

Lent by the Keatley Trust

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (2018-03-28) by The Keatley Trust


20th Century
1931 CE - 1932 CE


Henry George Murphy, aka H. G. Murphy (1884 - 1939) was an English art-deco silversmith. He opened his own workshop in London in 1912. In 1928, following naval service in World War I, he tarted the Falcon Studio, comprising a workshop and retail outlet in Weymouth Street, London. He also taught goldsmithing and enamelling, and became the first head of silversmithing, at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, and became principal in 1936.

Components of the work

Handle composed of kingwood

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: AAL.5A & B-2018
Primary reference Number: 225634
Entry form number: 1363
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 9 October 2018 Updated: Tuesday 6 April 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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