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Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Mounted Claret Jug - Antique Victorian (1887)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian cut glass and English sterling silver mounted claret jug; an addition to our wine and drink related silverware collection

SKU: C1666

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This exceptional antique Victorian cut glass and sterling silver claret jug has a circular, rounded form.

The cylindrical neck of this antique cut glass claret jug is fitted with an impressive sterling silver, hallmarked mount embellished with impressive chased fluted ornamentation below a band of scrolling leaf decoration on a matte background.

The decoration to the mount incorporates a shield shaped vacant cartouche to either side.

The underside of the pouring lip is ornamented with a continuation of chased leaf ornamentation, accented with a bead decorated border to the rim.

The mount retains the original hinged, hallmarked cover encompassed with further fluted decoration in a swirl design accented with a floral motif to the central domed portion.

The posterior portion of the cover is surmounted with an impressive pierced interlacing scrolling leaf decorated thumbpiece.

The rim of the cover is encircled with applied bead decoration.

This antique Victorian claret jug is fitted with an impressive embossed scrolling, handle ornamented with paralleling bead ornamentation to the tapering handpiece incorporating a large knopped leaf decorated thumbpiece.

The handle is further ornamented with a knopped lower terminal, in junction with the hallmarked lower mount.

The glass body of the jug is embellished with fine and impressive cut glass alternating octagonal hobnail ornamentation, in addition to a star motif to the underside of the scalloped foot.

The interior of the cover and plateau to the body, in addition to the spout retain the original gilding.

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Date: 1887


This antique cut glass claret jug is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The glass body is in perfect condition.

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

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the mount, in addition to part hallmarks to the interior of the cover and lower mount are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this glass and silver claret jug.


Length from back of handle to tip of spout 15.9cm/6.3"

Width 11.8cm/4.6"

Height 29.5cm/11.6"

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