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SOLD - Sterling Silver Beer/Water Jug - Antique Victorian

A fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver beer/water jug; part of our dining silverware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Beer/Water Jug - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Beer/Water Jug - Antique Victorian

Description


This impressive antique Victorian sterling silver water/beer jug has a plain rounded shaped form onto a circular collet foot.


The lower rounded border of the jug is embellished with impressive alternating embossed convex and concave fluted decoration in a swirl design incorporating circular motifs to the terminals of the concave strands.


This swirl decoration is surmounted with an undulating band of chased matt decoration below a series of single serrated lobed leaf designs.


The plain upper portion of this antique water jug is encircled with an applied moulded border to the rim.


This jug is fitted with a sterling silver opposing scroll handle with a scrolling lower terminal and embossed leaf decorated thumbpiece.


This impressive example of Victorian silverware is fitted with a sparrow beak style spout.


Date: 1894

Condition


This antique beer/water jug is an exceptional gauge of silver, fine quality and in exceptional condition.

The jug has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The embossed, chased and applied decoration is all very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the jug are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


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

Diameter of body 11.5cm/4.5"

Diameter of rim 7.5cm/3"

Diameter of foot 6.5cm/2.6"

Height to top of thumbpiece 14.2cm/5.6"


Weight


11.3 troy ounces/353g


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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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