'Holy Water Vat'
Manufactured by John Hardman & Co (1839-1900)
56 cm (high, to top of handle)
English (Birmingham), third quarter of nineteenth century
‘ONE LORD /ONE FAITH /ONE BAPTISM’ (on band around the centre)
See, for a similar example, John Hardman & Co., trade catalogue, 1870s (?), unpaginated, ‘Fonts, Jugs, Vats, &c., / 4 Holy Water Vat in Brass’ for a 10″ [diameter?] example priced £1 16 0. Under 5 (illustrated) is a slightly smaller vat, engraved, priced £8 0 0.
Many of the designs in this Hardman catalogue were created by A.W.N. Pugin, while others are by John Hardman Powell.