A fine large and impressive antique Victorian Scottish sterling silver Cellini style claret jug; an addition to our silver jug collection
This fine antique
Victorian Scottish silver Cellini style has an ewer shaped form onto a circular pedestal foot. claret jug
The body, foot and neck of the claret jug are embellished with applied and chased decoration depicting woodland flora and fauna, further ornamented with strapwork framed chased decorated masks, incorporating a vacant bordered oval cartouche.
The jug is further embellished with chased mask and scroll decoration to the underside of the pouring lip and to the hinged cover.
This large fine jug is fitted with an impressive figurehead ornamented C scroll handle.
The circular pedestal foot is embellished with two bands of embossed and chased mask, strapwork and laurel decoration.
antique claret jug is a very good of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.
The chased decoration is very sharp.
struck to the underside of the pouring lip and part hallmarks struck to the cover are very clear. hallmarks
The maker's mark has been overstruck; which was not an unusual practice.
Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this piece of Victorian silverware.
Height to top of handle 32.6cm/12.8"
Length from back of handle to lip 16.3cm/6.3"
Diameter of body 11.5cm/4.5"
28 troy ounces/871g
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