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SOLD - Sterling Silver and Gilt Claret Jug by Joseph Angell II - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, large and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver and gilt claret jug, made by Joseph Angell II ; an addition to our wine and drink related silverware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver and Gilt Claret Jug by Joseph Angell II - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver and Gilt Claret Jug by Joseph Angell II - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver claret jug has a large plain ewer shaped form onto a circular spreading foot.


The body of the claret jug retains the original impressive hallmarked gilt overlaid fruiting vine decoration.


The fine cast gilt handle has been naturalistically modelled in the form of a vine branch accented with grape and leaf decoration.


The rim of the foot is embellished with the engraving ‘J Angell, Fecit 10 Strand’*.


This claret jug retains the original gilt interior.


This antique claret jug is an exceptional example of its type; such fine examples are rare to the market.


This large and impressive claret jug is made by the renowned London silversmith Joseph Angell II.


*Joseph Angell Junior ran the company under his own name after Joseph Angell Senior retired, and had premises at Compton Street and a retail outlet at 10 Strand.


Date: 1853

Condition


This antique Victorian sterling silver claret jug is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The decoration is very sharp, and the gilt is barely worn.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the neck of the jug and part hallmarks struck to the overlay are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Height to top of handle 35.5cm/14"

Length from back of handle to lip 13.5cm/5.3"

Diameter of body 11.6cm/4.6"


 
 
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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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