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Adopt an Artwork

Claret Jug

ArtistChristopher Dresser (British, 1834–1904)


DimensionsH: 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)

MediumSilver, with blown glass, engraved


Credit Line1989.61; Museum Purchase

Cost to Adopt

The silver components of this jug have developed a layer of tarnish over time. The tarnish will need to be removed. Silver tarnish is often reduced using pH adjusted solutions consisting of mild acids. The surfaces will be cleaned with water to ensure no acid remains. Once all tarnish is removed, the silver components will be lacquered to prevent the tarnish from reforming. Generally, museum grade silver lacquers prevent tarnish formation for 10 to 12 years.