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Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian

A fine, impressive and unusual antique Victorian cut glass and silver mounted claret jug; part of our silver mounted glass collection

SKU: A2396
Price: £1,950.00
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Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian

Description


This fine antique Victorian English cut glass and sterling silver mounted claret jug has a tapering cylindrical bulbous form.


The cylindrical portion of the body is fitted with a fine shaped, pierced decorated sterling silver mount.


The upper portion of the silver mount is ornamented with bright cut engraved acanthus leaf and scroll decoration, the lower supporting girdle is plain and unembellished.


The hallmarked hinged domed cover is embellished with bright cut engraved scroll decoration and surmounted with a very impressive figural finial realistically modelled in the form of a Roman soldier wearing typical cuirass armour and holding a staff and a vacant shield shaped cartouche.


This Victorian claret jug has a shaped sterling silver handle ornamented with bright cut engraved flower and leaf decoration to the handpiece and scrolling terminals.


This fine claret jug has a cast sterling silver acanthus leaf decorated spout.


The lower bulbous portion of the glass body of this antique jug is embellished with diagonal cross double prairie style cut glass decoration.


The heavily cut glass base of this unusual jug is ornamented with a large star cut decoration to the underside.


Date: 1878

Condition


The mount of this antique cut glass claret jug is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

There is minor wear to the underside of the base, and surface blemishes to the glass and silver mount as to be expected.

The interior of the claret jug has been professionally cleaned.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the mount and part hallmarks struck to the interior of the cover are very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Victorian silver and glassware.


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to tip of lip 15.5cm/6.1"

Diameter of cover 7.7cm/3.1"

Diameter of base 13cm/5.1"

Height to top of finial 29.8cm/11.7"


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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