maker's mark of Anthony Rasch, Water Jug, ca. 1812-1818, silver, Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Thomas W. Holman and The William H. Nunn Trust Fund on the occasion of the 110th Anniversary of the Museum, public domain, 2003.11.1
This work is not currently on view.
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
14 3/4 in x 7 in x 10 1/2 in
- Inscriptions & Markings
inscription: ANTY RASCH, stamped, bottom, stamped twice
- Collection Area
Western Decorative Art
- Object Type
- Credit Line
Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Thomas W. Holman and The William H. Nunn Trust Fund on the occasion of the 110th Anniversary of the Museum
- Accession Number
This urn-form water jug by Philadelphia silversmith, Anthony Rasch, is one of his most ambitious works. It incorporates Federal motifs from the new republic such as the eagle, anthemia, and Greek key designs. It is inscribed with the initials of Joseph Reed Ingersoll (1786-1868), a prominent Philadelphia politician, lawyer, and former Attorney General of Pennsylvania, U.S. Ambassador to England, and Congressman.