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Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver claret jug; an addition to our diverse wine and drinks related collection

SKU: A2979
Price: £3,950.00
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Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Claret Jug - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver claret jug has a bulbous rounded knopped form onto a circular domed foot.


The swept neck and body of the jug are embellished with chased decorated scrolling strap work bordered panels incorporating fruit and foliate designs on a matte background, intersected by bead motifs accented with trellis ornamentation.


The body of this impressive claret jug is further ornamented with chased decorated stylised leaf designs to the lower portion and spiralling stylised bird designs accented with rosette motifs to the main portion.


The decoration to the main portion of the body incorporates a large vacant oval cartouche to either side.


Each incurved portion of the knops are ornamented with a stylised egg decorated border and floral motifs.


The flared rim to the lip of the jug is embellished with a broad band of ribbed decoration.


This impressive jug is fitted with a fine cast S scroll handle with a figural ornamentation to the upper portion and a tapering rope twist design to the lower portion.


The lower socket features a bifurcating scrolling design with stylised leaf terminals whilst the upper curved bifurcating socket is embellished with chased leaf designs.


The opposing interior side of the lip below the upper terminal to the handle is ornamented with a chased decorated grotesque mask.


The foot is embellished with embossed decoration depicting flowing water incorporating conical shells and dolphin designs.


The underside of the foot bears the retailer’s mark ‘Lamburts, Coventry St, London'.


Date: 1863

Condition


This antique claret jug is an exceptional gauge of silver, very fine quality and in excellent condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the lip are very clear.


Reflections in photography may not give a true representation of this exceptional example of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to lip 16cm/6.25"

Diameter of body 14cm/5.5"

Diameter of base 11.3cm/4.5"

Height to top of handle 41cm/16.1"


 
 
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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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