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SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Cordial/Water/Beer Jugs - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive composite pair of antique Victorian English sterling silver cordial/water/beer jugs; an addition to our wine and drinks related silverware collection

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SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Cordial/Water/Beer Jugs - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Cordial/Water/Beer Jugs - Antique Victorian

Description


These exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver cordial/water/beer jugs have a plain circular rounded form onto a collet foot.


The lower portion of each jug is embellished impressive embossed water leaf decoration alternating with inverted triple pendant drop decoration.


The plain cylindrical neck of each jug has an applied moulded border to the rim.


Each jug is fitted with an impressive fluted C scroll handle with a plain scrolling thumbpiece.


Both Victorian jugs retain the original gilded interiors.


This composite, graduated pair was crafted in the identical style, four years apart; the larger jug by William Gibb and John Langman of Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co (1889) and the smaller jug was made by Frank Hall of Sibray Hall & Co (1893).


Date: 1889/1893

Condition


These versatile antique jugs are a very good gauge of silver, excellent quality and in excellent presentation condition.

These Victorian jugs have been professionally polished and are in presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each jug are very clear; those struck to the larger jug show signs of wear in keeping with age, but remain legible.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Large Jug

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 18cm/7.1"

Diameter of body 13cm/5.1"

Height to top of handle 17.5cm/6.8"


Small Jug

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 15.2cm/6.1"

Diameter of body 11.5cm/4.5"

Height to top of handle 16cm/6.25"


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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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